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.

August's Trail of the Month

Georgia’s Augusta Canal Trail

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Photo courtesy Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau


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!

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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!

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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.


Be Trail Prepared



How to Change a Bike Tire in 90 Seconds Flat

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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11 Tips to Make Walking a Natural, Enjoyable Part of Your Day

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Colorado’s Mineral Belt Trail

Colorado’s Mineral Belt Trail

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Indiana’s Cardinal Greenway

Indiana’s Cardinal Greenway

Decades ago, a disused railroad line found new life, becoming the Cardinal Greenway, Indiana’s longest rail-trail. But with some ambitious new...

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Nine Can’t-Miss Moments from Our Guidebook Mapping Trips!

Nine Can’t-Miss Moments from Our Guidebook Mapping Trips!

We here at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy are a lucky bunch. Not only do we get to spend our days blazing the way for built and budding trails across the...

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