Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation’s largest trails organization—with a grassroots community more than 1 million strong—dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines.

Check out our latest annual report to read how we have and continue to inspire and support rail-trail development in the U.S.

2018 Annual Report

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For more than 33 years, RTC has stood shoulder to shoulder with local and state trail partners to grow the nation’s trails, preserving America’s heritage and inspiring movement in its communities. Today, more than 24,000 miles of completed rail-trails traverse the nation, often serving as backbones for regional trail systems that are transforming the places where we live, work and play. These rail-trails are delivering economic opportunity, safe places to walk and bike, equitable transportation choices and new connections to the outdoors.

Explore the incredible progress we’ve made this year—thanks to the passionate support of our members, partner organizations and trail advocates nationwide.

Check out our 2018 Annual Report to learn more about RTC’s accomplishments.

Download the 2018 Annual Report

Other Reports and Financial Information

We publish detailed financial information annually via our annual reports, 990s and audits. Click on the sidebar links to the right to download documents going back to 2011.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Financial and other information about Rails-to-Trails Conservancy can be obtained by contacting Cynthia Dickerson at 2121 Ward Ct., NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, 202.331.9696, or for residents of the following states, as stated below:

Colorado: Secretary of State, 303.894.2200, www.sos.state.co.us, Reg. No. 20033001429.

Florida: SC No. 01008. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1.800-HELP-FLA.

Maryland: For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable organizations laws can be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, 1.800.825.4510.

Michigan: MICS No. 23949.

Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of RTC may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office by calling 1.888.236.6167.

New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973.504.6215(973), AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT https://njconsumeraffairs.state.nj.us/public-charity-search-results/.

New York: Upon request, Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1.888.830.4989.

Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of RTC may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999.

Virginia: State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.

West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.

REGISTRATION IN A STATE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION OF RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY BY THE STATE.