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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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Trail Moments With Ash Manning: Wild Relationships
September 29, 2023
The dirt and crushed limestone crunch beneath my step as I continue my walk in the woods. I pause briefly to reflect on why I am here in the first place.
Photo courtesy Ash Manning, @AshleysAdventure on Instagram and @ashleysadventure_ on TikTok
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Christopher “Salt” Morton’s Trail Moments: A Journey of Self-Reflection
September 27, 2023
I made the impulsive decision to embark on a journey to walk across the country solo and be the first Deaf man in America to do so.
Trenton, NJ | Photo courtesy Chris “Salt” Morton
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Trail Moments With Ajoa Abrokwa: Sharing Experiences and Creating Memories
September 18, 2023
To this day, I have had numerous visits to this trail, with my family, friends and other community members alongside me, biking, walking and hiking.
Tandem bike ride | Photo courtesy of Ajoa Abrokwa
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A Milestone for the Mickelson Trail: Celebrating 25 Years
September 13, 2023
The 109-mile George S. Mickelson Trail, named after the South Dakota governor who championed the trail before dying in a plane crash in 1993, was officially dedicated in the midst of much fanfare in 1998.
George S. Mickelson Trail at the Deadwood Trailhead | Photo courtesy South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
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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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6 Tips to Share the Trail and Recreate Responsibly
August 29, 2023
Here are six tips that will help make every trip safe and fun for everyone.
Arkansas' Razorback Regional Greenway | Photo courtesy Experience Fayetteville
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Sam Westby’s Trail Moments: Sharing the Trail Near and Far
August 09, 2023
Trails were mostly relaxing for me and my dad. There were no cars. Navigating was easy. People were friendly. It was common for someone to come up and start talking to us while we were taking a break on a bench.
At the top of the Continental Divide in Colorado at Loveland Pass | Photo courtesy Sam Westby