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Alabama’s Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
December 01, 2023
The 23-mile paved Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail runs through Gulf State Park and the surrounding cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Alabama's Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail:Gulf Oak Ridge Trail | Photo by TrailLink user walt.ebbert
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Trail Moments | Lessons Learned from Climbing Colorado’s Manitou Incline
November 13, 2023
The first step of the Manitou Incline begins at 6,600 feet above sea level, and it gains almost 2,000 feet in just under a mile. The average grade for the trail is 45% and is as steep as 68% in places.
Colorado's Manitou Incline at sunrise | Photo by Jamie Efaw
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Montana’s Silver Bow Creek Greenway Trail
November 07, 2023
Montana’s Silver Bow Creek Greenway Trail (SBCGT) parallels its namesake creek, which provides habitat to bald eagles and yellow-headed blackbirds, sandhill cranes and waterfowl.
Montana's Silver Bow Greenway Trail near Fairmont Hot Springs Resort | Photo by Richard I. Gibson
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For Some 60 Years, Peru, Indiana, Was America’s “Circus City”
October 25, 2023
Peru is known as the Circus City or the Circus Capital of the World for a big reason. It really was.
Hagenbeck-Wallace main entrance to circus | Photo by M.D. McCarter, courtesy International Circus Hall of Fame. Used with permission.
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End of the Line: How Timber and Train Tracks Transformed the Olympic Peninsula
October 25, 2023
This History Along the Great American Rail-Trail® feature explores the timber industry and creation of two railroads on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula in the early 1900s. The late-1918 completion of the Spruce Railroad, which was meant to aid the war effort, led to a national scandal.
U.S. Spruce Production Division splicing an eye into cable during a logging operation | Photo courtesy Bert Kellogg Collection of the North Olympic Library System
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A Mix of #TrailMoments That Will Keep You Motivated All Year Long
October 06, 2023
We gathered up a handful of Trail Moment highlights—we hope they keep you inspired to use trails more often and to keep making #TrailMoments all year long!
Photo courtesy Ajoa Abrokwa
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Exploring Midwestern Marvels Along the Great American Rail-Trail With the Traverses
October 05, 2023
We thrive on these adventures—appreciating the unknown, the unexpected and the unique individuals we meet along the way. Being on our bicycles provides us with a sense of freedom and a way to stay attuned to the present moment.
Patrick and Shevonne Travers on a trail trip through the Midwest | Photo courtesy Patrick and Shevonne Travers
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California’s Sacramento River Rail Trail and Trail
October 05, 2023
The Sacramento River Rail Trail and its sister trail to the south, the Sacramento River Trail, together form a 21-mile major artery to a 200-miles-plus trail system of mostly dirt (but some paved) routes that can take users from Redding, a major urban area, into open areas of wilderness.
Diestelhorst to Downtown ride | Photo courtesy City of Redding
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California’s Sacramento River Rail Trail and Trail Inducted into Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Hall of Fame
August 10, 2023
RTC announced that California’s Sacramento River Rail Trail and Sacramento River Trail will be inducted to its iconic Hall of Fame.
California's Sacramento River Trail's Stress Ribbon Bridge | Photo by Seth McGaha
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Borinquen Trail adds Puerto Rico to the Rails-to-Trails Map
April 19, 2023
The Borinquen Trail is a 600-mile multi-use trail, endorsed by RTC. The trail repurposes former railroad right-of-way.
Puerto Rico's Tunel de Guajataca | Photo by Jorge Borrelli