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Ways to Celebrate Trails
March 13, 2024
Trails deliver joy. Every year since 2013, we hold a big springtime celebration for America’s trails and invite everyone to join us.
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Trail Moments | Climate Activist Luke Henkel Pedals for the Planet
September 12, 2023
This inspired me to embark on one of the biggest adventures of my life: a 1,100-mile bike journey from my home in Chicago to New York City in time for Climate Week NYC
Arriving in New York City at the end of an 1,100-mile biking journey from Chicago | Photo courtesy Luke Henkel
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Pennsylvania and West Virginia’s Panhandle Trail
September 12, 2023
Stretching 29.2 miles through small towns and the countryside of West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, the Panhandle Trail is a key piece in connecting several longer routes, including the Great American Rail-Trail®
The Panhandle Trail passes beneath a trestle on the Montour Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman
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Kara Patajo’s Trail Moments: Discover Nature Where You Are
September 08, 2023
When coming up with a plan for my Trail Moments this summer, my intention was to show how to connect with nature both inside and outside of the city of Seattle. First, we visited the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Kara Patajo @YourNorthWestieBestie on the Spruce Railraod Trail, part of the Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo courtesy Kara Patajo
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Remembering the Chinese Forerunners Who Built the Northern Pacific
May 05, 2023
On Aug. 22, 1883, the final tracks of the Northern Pacific Railway were laid when a Chinese crew from the West met an Eastern crew of mostly Irish and Slavic workers near Inde­pendence Creek, Montana.
A Chinese railroad worker on the developing Northern Pacific line in 1905 | Photo courtesy University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
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Nevada’s River Mountains Loop Trail
May 05, 2023
A few miles into the 12-foot-wide trail, towering snowcapped Spring Mountains to the northwest dwarf the Vegas Strip’s cityscape. Since 2012, it’s been a destination for locals and visitors—cyclists, runners, inline skaters and walkers. There’s even a 15-mile parallel equestrian trail.
View of Lake Mead along the River Mountains Loop Trail | Photo by John Holman
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Trail Moments | Adventure for All: Advocating for Accessible Outdoor Spaces
May 04, 2023
People with disabilities also like a spectrum of experiences and—especially with all this new technology—are capable of a wide variety.
Quinn Brett | Photo by Jimmy McAllan
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Exploring America’s E-Bike Evolution
May 04, 2023
Now it’s younger families, maybe zero-car families that are using cargo e-bikes as a car replacement or commuters trying to get from A to B in the most efficient way they can.
Photo by Stephen Matera
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Celebrate Trails Day 2023: Showcasing the Impact of America’s Trails
May 04, 2023
Many thanks to the at least 12,000 people who participated and our more than 220 partners for Celebrate Trails Day 2023.
Celebrate Trails Day 2023 in Columbus, OH | Photo courtesy RTC
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Finding Freedom on Your Bike as an Adaptive Cyclist
March 27, 2023
My name is Patrick, and I am an adaptive cyclist. That means I cycle, but I do it on a type of bike that works with my disability. I have left-sided hemiparesis. That means my movement, balance and vision are impaired on my left side. But, my hemiparesis doesn’t stop me from cycling. Adaptive cycling is a great sport for people with disabilities, because it brings a sense of freedom.
Patrick Sweeney on adaptive trike | Photo courtesy Patrick Sweeney