TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Capital Crescent Trail

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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.


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Be nice. Trails are for everyone.

Remember, every amazing trail experience begins with you! Watch our 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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Sojourn

RTC’s 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn has kicked off for six unforgettable days exploring two awesome trails—the legendary Great Allegheny Passage and beautiful Montour Trail. You can follow along our 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

Opening Day for Trails

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, people across the nation kicked off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails. Check out the special events, sweepstakes and fun.

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Be Trail Prepared


Trainee on the Trail

Follow Suzanne's quest from beginner to bike mastery and wellness.

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How to Prepare for Your First Long-Distance Trail Ride

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How I Walked 2,000 Miles in 2016

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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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Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Capital Crescent Trail

Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Capital Crescent Trail

Forming an emerald arc around western portion of the District of Columbia, the Capital Crescent Trail connects Washington to its Maryland suburbs. The...

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Five Rail-Trails for Marveling at National Monuments

Five Rail-Trails for Marveling at National Monuments

There are countless special places in America, but only about 100 have been distinguished enough to be called national monuments. Scattered throughout...

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Whether you’re an avian aficionado, ornithologist, fan of fowl or simply a person who enjoys the subtle sight of a feather stretching across the wind,...

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