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RTC’s 2021 Trail Grants Program Invests $145,000 in Community Projects to Fill Critical Funding Gaps
March 16, 2021
RTC Grant Awards include $60,000 to build on vision for cross-country Great American Rail-Trail™ in honor of the legacy of late trail philanthropist Jeff Doppelt, who passed away in 2021
Montana's Headwaters Trail System | Photo by Scott Stark
Special Olympics Promotes Exploration, Fitness and Discovery on Kansas Trails
January 31, 2021
Jennifer Jennings, a competitor in Special Olympics Kansas swimming events, was elated last winter when she made her high school’s swim team.
Photo from Special Olympics Kansas’ Trails and Treats Day in the fall of 2020, part of the statewide Parks & Trails Tour | Photo courtesy Special Olympics Kansas
2020 Progress on Cross-Country Great American Rail-Trail Includes $4 million in New Funding and 2,000 Miles Completed
December 08, 2020
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy points to enduring commitment and progress for the Great American as reinforcement of the health and economic value that trails deliver nationwide
Great American Rail-Trail Infographic (2020) by RTC
How Trails and Outdoor Access Provide Important Mental Health Benefits
September 02, 2020
One significant way Americans are addressing their mental health needs during the coronavirus is through frequent activity in the outdoors.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail | Photo by Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh Bike Share
Seeds Planted for California’s 300-Mile Great Redwood Trail
May 17, 2019
The Great Redwood Trail is a 300-mile proposed trail from the shores of San Francisco Bay to the redwoods of Eureka on Humboldt Bay.
Along the route of the Great Redwood Trail in California | Photo by Charles Gandy
San Diego’s Bayshore Bikeway Photo Essay
July 23, 2018
The Bayshore Bikeway is a growing 16-mile trail encircling the San Diego Bay and connecting the region’s natural and cultural treasures.
A Bayshore Bikeway cyclist navigates an intersection about 4.5 miles south of the City of Coronado, near the Silver Strand State Beach. The park features a long stretch of sandy beach along the Pacific coastline. | Photo by Cindy Barks
Ohio to Erie Trail Photo Essay
July 21, 2018
Experience the Ohio to Erie Trail, as told through the eyes of four friends who pedaled more than 350 miles on the pathway.
“It was a fantastic experience that really opened my eyes to the potential of a well-planned-out trail system,” said Karidis. “Pick friends to ride with who make you laugh and enjoy each moment—you are lucky.” Wille Karidis, Eric Oberg, Eli Griffen and Marty Cader ready for an adventure on the Ohio to Erie Trail | Photo by Marty Cader
Utah’s Golden Spoke Trail Network Photo Essay
July 21, 2018
This photo essay showcases the natural wonders of the Golden Spoke trail network that make this rail-trail a destination to behold.
Provo, Utah, resident Veronica Hernandez takes a summer-morning ride along the Provo River Parkway. The 15.2-mile rail-trail is also popular with walkers and runners. | Photo by Cindy Barks
New Study: Milwaukee Residents Who Could Benefit Most from Biking and Walking Facilities Disproportionately Lack Access
June 27, 2017
Oak Leaf Trail in Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Photo courtesy Front Room Photography
A New Star for Texas: the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Plan
April 14, 2017
In the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 10 municipalities in Cameron County are embarking on the creation of a 428-mile network of multiuse trails.
Brownsville, Texas' Historic Battlefield Trail, part of the planned route for the 428-mile Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Plan multiuse trail network | Photo by Mark Lehmann