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


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Anacostia Riverwalk Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman

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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W&OD Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman

Analyzing Bike Communities

We are analyzing community connectivity and evaluating how improvements to bicycle networks can help residents reach key destinations safely with BikeAbleTM.

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Rock Island Trail Rally | Photo by Brandi Horton

Leading Trail Advocacy

We advocate for investments at the federal and state level that support safe trail, walking and bicycling networks in every community.

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Thanks for celebrating trails and choosing to #OptOutside

We were completely overwhelmed by the amount of love you showed trails by entering our photo contest and choosing to #OptOutside. We received more than 1,000 amazing photos, and here are some of the best.


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Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Greenbrier County, West Virginia

Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Greenbrier County, West Virginia

On or about Nov. 30, 2017, CSX Transportation filed for the abandonment of 0.42 mile of track near Rainelle in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. We...

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Wisconsin’s Oak Leaf Trail

Wisconsin’s Oak Leaf Trail

The Oak Leaf Trail, covering a whopping 120 miles, encircles Milwaukee, the state’s largest city, and spans Milwaukee County nearly edge to edge.

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