Trails create healthier places for healthier people…all across America.
Trails and greenways are often seen narrowly when it comes to their benefits. People tend to focus on the recreational or environmental aspects of trails and greenways, failing to see the big picture—the total package of benefits that a trail or greenway can provide to communities, including public health, economic and transportation benefits, and even the effect on community pride and identity.
April's Trail of the Month
West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor
2015 West Virginia Rail-Trail Sojourn | Courtesy Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn
This summer, join us on the beautiful D&L Trail for the ride of a lifetime. Equal parts adventure, challenge and celebration, our 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn is an experience you’ll never forget—and won’t want to miss! Spend five days exploring more than 160 miles of this scenic and historic trail, and the vibrant towns it touches, with the people who know trails best. This fully supported bicycle tour will have hot showers, great food, fun evening activities, awesome optional trips—and the added benefit of supporting America’s trails!
Opening Day for Trails
This year marks RTC’s sixth annual Opening Day for Trails! On Saturday, April 7, 2018, people across the nation kicked off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails for a walk, run, ride or special event. Check out how people celebrated and explored trails on Opening Day!
Tammany Trail Inducted into Rail-Trail Hall of Fame
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is excited to welcome the Tammany Trace into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. The trail is a Southern belle nestled in the pristine natural surroundings of the Northshore across a vast lake from vibrant New Orleans.
Thanks for celebrating trails and choosing to #OptOutside
We were completely overwhelmed by the amount of love you showed trails by entering our photo contest and choosing to #OptOutside. We received more than 1,000 amazing photos, and here are some of the best.