Pennsylvania’s Mahoning Shadow Trail

February's Trail of the Month

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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.

Discover what’s possible with a trail that connects the country …

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Opening Day for Trails Save the Date for April 13, 2019

Opening Day for Trails

This year marks RTC’s seventh annual Opening Day for Trails! On April 13, 2019, people across the nation will kick off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails for a walk, run, ride or special event. Learn more about how you can participate.

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2018 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Inductee

Indiana’s Cardinal Greenway

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Photo by Tony Valainis


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Be nice. Trails are for everyone.

Remember, every amazing trail experience begins with you! Watch our award-winning video series to learn the six Golden Rules of trail use—you can help make every trip safe and fun for everyone.

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Central Author of Railbanking Legislation Named
2018 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion

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2018 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champions Award ceremony | Photo by Hung Tran

On the Sunset of the Sojourn Series,
RTC Looks Back on Its National Impact

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2018 Sojourn | Photo by Wendy Palmer


Be Trail Prepared



How to Change a Bike Tire in 90 Seconds Flat

Useful Biking Gear for Trails—Plus A Few MacGyver Tips!

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How to Prepare for Your First Long-Distance Trail Ride

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How to Be Equipment-Ready for Your First Long-Distance Trail Ride

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Illinois’ Hennepin Canal Parkway

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Now, with its 112-year history, the Hennepin Canal Parkway seems a natural for its latest chapter—as a “gateway trail” in the nearly 4,000-mile Great...

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Here Are 13 Ways to Celebrate Opening Day for Trails on April 13

Here Are 13 Ways to Celebrate Opening Day for Trails on April 13

This year’s Opening Day for Trails is going to be one of the best yet, as people across the country officially kick off spring by hitting their...

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Pennsylvania’s Mahoning Shadow Trail

Pennsylvania’s Mahoning Shadow Trail

Learn how the legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil helped create the Pennsylvania's Mahoning Shadow Trail in RTC's trail of the month feature.

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