Trail of the Month

Arkansas’ Southwest Trail

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Junction Bridge along the Arkansas River Trail, part of the Southwest Trail | Photo by Scott Stark

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.

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

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2018 Sojourn | Photo by Wendy Palmer

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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2018 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Inductee

Indiana’s Cardinal Greenway

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Photo by Tony Valainis


Share the Trail

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


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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Eight Critical Wins for TrailNation in 2018

Eight Critical Wins for TrailNation in 2018

This past year, RTC worked with hundreds of partners across TrailNation to secure funding, provide technical expertise and generate public support for...

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Arkansas’ Southwest Trail

Arkansas’ Southwest Trail

Arkansas isn’t known for its rail-trails … yet. But after some recent success with paved corridors and unpaved, single-track paths, the Natural...

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Protecting Trails in 2018: Five Ways We Mobilized in Communities This Year

Protecting Trails in 2018: Five Ways We Mobilized in Communities This Year

All across the country—from the great redwoods of California, to the trestles of Missouri, to the stream valleys and neighborhoods of Baltimore,...

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