Our Mission:

We're creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.


What We're Working On


Building Trail Networks

We’re working nationwide to connect trails and communities—creating trail networks through TrailNationTM projects that deliver incredible benefits for people and places.

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2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn

RTC's sojourns explore America’s most spectacular rail-trails, the charming communities and iconic sites along the way in an immersive and exhilarating way: by bicycle.

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Advocating for Trail Investment

With a federal infrastructure bill in play for 2018, and a renewal of federal transportation legislation only two years away, now is the time to advocate for trails.

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Opening Day for Trails Save the Date

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, people across the nation will kick off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails for a walk, run, ride or special event.

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Best Trails of 2017 According to You!

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Five Rail-Trails Along the Underground Railroad

Spanning more than 2,007 miles between Alabama and Canada, the Underground Railroad (UGRR) Bicycle Route, memorializes the network that helped slaves...

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A Prescription for Congress: Invest in Transportation That Meets Americans' Needs

A Prescription for Congress: Invest in Transportation That Meets Americans' Needs

President Trump released his proposal for federal policy to build—and rebuild—our nation’s infrastructure. More infrastructure investment could be...

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Kentucky's Louisville Loop

Kentucky's Louisville Loop

Louisvillians officially named the Louisville Loop in 2005, but you could argue that trails run in this city’s lifeblood. In the 1890s, pre-eminent...

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