Opening Day for Trails

Save the date: The eighth annual Opening Day for Trails is on Saturday, April 18, 2020!

Watch the 2019 Recap

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Opening Day for Trails is the national kickoff celebration for the spring trail season. Started by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in 2013, Opening Day encourages people to get outside and celebrate America’s exceptional trails and trail systems. On April 18, 2020, people across the nation will kick off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails for a walk, run, ride or special event.

“Opening Day for Trails is the perfect opportunity for people across the country to celebrate America’s spectacular trail system—and to connect with one another. Whether it’s to play, exercise, volunteer, spend time in nature, explore their community or all of the above, Opening Day brings together trail users of all variety to appreciate and enjoy these treasured outdoor spaces."

—Ryan Chao, RTC president

Find a Trail


Now that it's trail season, we can help you find a trail near you. Head over to TrailLink.com by RTC to begin.

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Opening Day for Trails Recap


Here are some highlights of the celebration across the country.


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