Opening Day for Trails Events

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New River Trail State Park in Virginia | Photo by Tom Bilcze


Trail Events


On April 18, 2020, people across the nation will kick off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails. Whether you go for a walk, run, ride, picnic, attend a special Opening Day event, or enjoy trails in some other way, we hope you'll join the celebration!

Opening Day trail events are listed below in a listing by state. We'll be continually updating this page with new events, so if you can't find one near you yet, please: keep checking back, plan your own event or find a local trail to visit.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Kellogg, ID

Leadman 2020

The ultimate outdoors triathlon, competitors will ski, bike, and run in a course that starts at the top of Kellogg Peak and ends right in our parking lot. A post-race party will take place in the gondola village, featuring a live band, BBQ, awards, and raffle prizes.

Wallace, ID

Opening Day Wallace

Wallace joins in the national celebration of Rails to Trails Opening Day with 2020 Season Opening of the Wallace Mining Museum, Northern Pacific RR Depot Museum and Barnard-Stockbridge Museum, as well as a Craft Beer Pub Crawl here and the Lead Man Triathlon at Silver Mountain. The fun is all just off the Rails to Trails Hall of Fame Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.

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Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Cleveland, OH

Opening Day for Trails - Cleveland (2020)

9:00 a.m. - Cleveland Metroparks- Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. 10:00 a.m. - Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation. 5-mile leisure hike. 11:00 a.m. - Cleveland Metroparks - North Chagrin Reservation. Meet with your horse at the Equestrian Trailhead. 12:00 noon - Cleveland Metroparks - North Chagrin Reservation and the Mayfield Village Bruce G. Rinker Greenway. 5-mile ride. 5-km run on paved trails.

Greenville, OH

Earth Day on the Trail: National Trail Opening Day

Ride your bike (or carpool) to the Bish Discovery Center in celebration of Mother Earth on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Enjoy the displays, attend a walk-n-learn workshop or go for a bike ride! Bring your own binoculars, or borrow ours, as we look to the trees for the newly arrived spring migrant warblers and other songbirds all morning long.

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Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Avery, TX

Avery VFD Fish Fry and Bicycle Ride

Causes event by Avery Community Volunteer Fire Dpt. on Saturday, April 18 2020 with 125 people interested.

Paris, TX

Trail de Paris Clean Up Day!

Come help beautify the Trail de Paris with a trash-off event. Meet up at the Love Civic Center Pavilion (2025 S. Collegiate, Paris) at 8am for instructions

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Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Morgantown, WV

Spring Handmade Market

Enjoy shopping the many art vendors, listening to live music, eating at one of the wonderful trailside restaurants, crafting with kids, and joining the Spring rail-trail walk.

Salem

Opening Day for Trails at Salem Depot, WV!

Bike rides for kids and adults, bicycle give-away, live music, bicycle tune-ups, education opportunities and walks on our local birds & flora, a historical Salem walk, plus much more!

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Wisconsin

Mequon, WI

Rails to Trails Opening Day Ozaukee County!

On Saturday, April 18th from 11:00 - 2:00 we will be hosting the Rails to Trails Opening Day just outside of the InterUrban trail and the Mequon Public Market!

Waukesha, WI

Opening Day for Trails - Waukesha County

Wellness event in Waukesha, WI by Waukesha County Parks and 4 others on Saturday, April 18 2020 with 202 people interested.

West Bend, WI

Spring Handmade Market

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Wyoming

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Opening Day for Trails

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.

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