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Celebrate Trails Day

Save the date, April 27, 2024, for this year’s annual spring celebration of America’s trails. | Photo by Robin Woods

Hosted on the fourth Saturday of April, Celebrate Trails Day is an annual spring celebration of America’s trails. Started by Rails to Trails Conservancy in 2013, the celebration encourages people across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation’s exceptional trails and trail systems.

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Celebrate Trails Day 2024 save the date graphic by RTC

Celebrate Trails Day is more than a day outside. It’s an opportunity to experience and share the joy and impact of trails. The nation’s 41,000+ miles of multiuse trails on the ground nationwide lay the foundation for 150+ trail networks in development—giving us all plenty of places to get outside! These spaces bring incredible value to our everyday lives, contributing to the well-being of people, places and the planet.

Searching for ways to Celebrate Trails on April 27?

View Celebrate Trails Day Interactive Event Map by RTC3

Around the country, our partners are planning group rides, nature walks, family-friendly festivals, volunteer cleanups and other community events for Celebrate Trails Day. Explore these events and find more inspiration for your day on the trail, including ideas to help you design your own trail adventure and our virtual event series where we host conversations with partners about the ways trails contribute to big issues in our lives.

Participate for a chance to win a prize pack

Let us know you’re planning to participate in Celebrate Trails Day on April 27, 2024, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a prize pack, featuring:

Terms and conditions apply. Please read the full 2024 Celebrate Trails Day Prize Giveaway Official Rules before entering.

Interested in Partnership?

If you’re interested in learning more about getting involved in this year’s celebration, please let us know by signing up for email updates.

2024 Premier Sponsor

Athletic Brewing Company logo

2024 Sponsors + Supporters

CDC Active People, Healthy Nation - Creating An Active American, Together logo
Burley logo
Catrike Logo
Deuter logo
Green Sports Alliance logo
Mirrycle logo
Nemo logo
Patagonia Old Town logo
Saris logo
Strider logo
Varlo logo
Po Campo logo
REI logo
Sports Backers Logo
Latino Outdoors logo
Special Olympic Kansas logo

Big Celebration —Nationwide Impact

Trails make getting outdoors and around by foot, bike and wheelchair more accessible for everyone. These essential outdoor spaces give us the space to swap car trips for bike trips, reducing emissions and helping the environment; bring  powerful economic opportunity to communities big, small and in between; and deliver health and happiness for so many people.

Since the celebration was launched in 2013, tens of thousands of people have been inspired to celebrate their local trails, and we’ve teamed up with hundreds of partners to plan more than 750 events and share resources that help people experience and feel welcome on the trail.

Celebrate Trails Day 2023 national map infographic by RTC
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Celebrate Trails Day 2023 Stress Level infographic by RTC
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Prepare for your next trail visit by checking out these helpful tips, ideas and resources.

Celebrate Trails Day color logo by RTC

Celebrate Trails Day

Hosted on the fourth Saturday of April, Celebrate Trails Day is an annual spring celebration of America’s trails. Started by Rails to Trails Conservancy in 2013, the celebration encourages people all across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation’s exceptional trails and trail systems.

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