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.

Meet America's New Rail-Trails of 2018

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Wasson Way rail-trail in Cincinnati, Ohio | Photo courtesy City of Cincinnati

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 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

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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Alaska’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

Alaska’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

With views of the rugged Chugach Mountains and tidal inlets, Alaska’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail offers a breathtaking experience unlike any other...

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Meet America's New Rail-Trails of 2018

Meet America's New Rail-Trails of 2018

This year was an exciting one for the rail-trail movement; as 2018 comes to a close, nearly 2,100 rail-trails are now open across the country. These...

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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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