California’s Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation 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.

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 what happened.

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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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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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Share the Trail - Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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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Kick Off Spring With These 10 Bucket-List Biking Trails

And while every trail offers its own unique experience, there are some that are so extraordinary that they truly rise to the top. So, saddle up your two-wheeled steed and celebrate Opening Day on April 8 on one of these bucket-listers!

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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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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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