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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.

Opening Day for Trails

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, people across the nation will kick off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails. Help us make 2017’s Opening Day the largest and most fun ever by taking the pledge to get out on the trail, and you will also be entered into a special giveaway for a Fuji bike!

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Spend six unforgettable days exploring two awesome trails—the legendary Great Allegheny Passage and beautiful Montour Trail—on RTC’s 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn. Ride with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy on this six-day summer bike excursion to experience Pennsylvania’s famous scenic wilderness, charming towns, beautiful tunnels, iconic sites and can’t-miss destinations.

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Photo by Cleo Fogal

Elroy-Sparta State Trail, Wisconsin | Photo Courtesy Eric Reischl Photography

Trail Destinations

In America, trails are becoming more popular than ever! People of every age and ability are embracing their favorite pathways to get active, get healthy and get where they need to go—in their communities and across the country. Explore our trail features to find your next destination.

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By following these six Golden Rules of trail use—you can help make every trip safe + fun for everyone. Remember, every amazing trail experience begins with you!

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TrailBlog Archive

Five Ways Trails Make Us Healthier (and Happier)

It is hard to keep those New Year’s resolutions when it’s snowing outside! Nevertheless, warm weather is just around the corner. Here are five ways getting out on the trail can improve your health.

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How to Prepare for Your First Long-Distance Trail Ride

Here are five simple tips for long-distance trail rides! These are specifically geared toward individuals who aren’t hard bike riders but who are interested in their first longer off-road trip.

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10 Rail-Trail Winter Wonderlands

When the snow hits, many trail enthusiasts stow their running shoes or tuck their bikes into the back of the garage, missing an opportunity to enjoy rail-trails in a completely different way.

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Five Rail-Trails in America’s National Parks

Rail-trails travel through some of America’s most iconic places—including our national parks. Here are five national park rail-trails, which dot the country’s landscapes from the Great Lakes to Washington State.

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Help support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy! Generous support from trail lovers like you helps us build, maintain, defend and connect trails and trail corridors across the country.

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