Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


OUR MISSION:

At Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, we are building a nation connected by trails. We reimagine public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike and be active outdoors.

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As people seek out spaces near their homes to be active at a safe physical distance, trails have proven to be so important. We want to capture trail moments—moments of joy, moments of solitude, moments for exercise and self-care.

Above: Keith shares his trail moment. Read his and other stories below.

MORE ABOUT TRAIL MOMENTS

Rail-Trail Movement Mourns a Great Friend, Philanthropist Jeff Doppelt

Jeff Doppelt, rail-trail supporter and philanthropist, on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail | Courtesy RTC

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COVID-19

As the situation with COVID-19 rapidly evolves, RTC will be offering insights and information about ways to be physically active and well during this time of social distancing. We will also be sharing details about what trail managers are doing to keep communities safe and perspectives on the long-term impacts of the illness on the trails movement and the communities we all serve.

COVID-19 RESOURCES  CHECK TRAIL STATUS

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Reconnecting America

At Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, we believe that every person—regardless of race, gender, geography, income, age, ability, sexual orientation or expression, or other minority status—deserves access to free, accessible and safe places where they can walk, bike and be active. We believe trails have the power to transform communities and create joyful, vibrant public spaces that are equitable and inclusive.

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Great American Rail-Trail Teaser video

Great American Rail-Trail

The Great American Rail-Trail promises an all-new American experience. Through 12 states and the District of Columbia, the trail will directly serve nearly 50 million people within 50 miles of the route. Consider the economic opportunities and the benefits for communities along the route of a multiuse trail that stretches more than 3,700 miles between Washington and Washington.

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Impact report cover photo from Baltimore, MD | Photo by Side A Photography

FY 2019 Impact Report

Join us in exploring that impact throughout this interactive report—dig in on the stories and the statistics that represent progress and persistence in a movement dedicated to delivering safe spaces where we all can walk, bike and move.

Check out our interactive FY 2019 Impact Report to learn more about RTC’s accomplishments.

EXPLORE IMPACT REPORT

TrailLink by RTC and Google Maps

We started working with Google Maps back in 2006 to help us publish all our interactive maps on our website, TrailLink.com. TrailLink is RTC's trail-finder website and companion TrailLink mobile apps, mapping over 36,000+ miles of multiuse trails.

TrailLink.com  iPhone App  Android App

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2,000+

Rail-Trails in U.S.

24,000+

Miles of Rail-Trails

40,000

Miles of Multiuse Trail

50

States with Rail-Trails