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Focus Term: Great American Rail-Trail

Five Years Of Progress On Great American Rail-Trail Elevates National Impact Of Active Transportation Infrastructure
May 08, 2024
RTC marked 5th anniversary of the Great American Rail-Trail alongside Warrior Expeditions, REI Co-op, members of Congress and state officials.
Warrior Expeditions bike ride to commemorate 5th anniversary of Great American Rail-Trail | Photo by Mariah Miranda Photography
Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment 2024
May 07, 2024
The Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment 2024 outlines 2,059 miles of existing trails and 1,688 miles of identified trail gaps.
Nebraska’s Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail | Photo by TrailLink user mbcallawa
American Icon: The Great American Rail-Trail Is on Its Way to Fulfilling a Cross-Country Vision
May 07, 2024
Five years after launch, the Great American Rail-Trail is on its way to fulfilling a cross-country vision. See updates across the route.
Eastern Continental Divide tunnel along the Great Allegheny Passage ( | Photo courtesy Dave Majors
Feed and Grain On Heart of Ohio Trail Preserves Centerburg’s Agricultural Legacy
May 06, 2024
The arrival of the Cleveland, Akron and Columbus Railroad in Centerburg in 1873 brought many business opportunities for this Ohio community.
Heart of Ohio Trail and Centerburg Mill in 2016 | Photo by Gloria Parsisson
Along the Heartland Trail in Ohio, You can Glimpse a 38-Million-Year-Old Geological Feature
May 06, 2024
Along Heartland Trail in Marshallville, sedimentary rocks are Mississippian & Pennsylvanian subperiod strata from the Carboniferous Period.
Image of the geological unconformity published in 1921 by the Ohio Geological Survey. The photo was likely taken along the right-of-way of the Cleveland, Zanesville and Cincinnati Railroad shortly after its completion in 1854.
Trident Depot Saved by Three Forks Community Encapsulates Region’s Rich History
May 06, 2024
The historic Trident Depot now serves as the Railroad and Trident Heritage Center in neighboring Three Forks, Montana.
Trident Depot exterior | Photo courtesy Three Forks Area Historical Society
How You Ride the Great American Rail-Trail
May 06, 2024
Learn how to ride the Great American Rail-Trail and Adventure Cycling’s contribution of a 960-mile detour route between Nebraska and Montana.
Panhandle Trail located in West Virginia and Pennsylvania | Photo by Milo Bateman
Ohio’s Wolf Creek Trail
May 03, 2024
Dayton’s Wolf Creek Trail is just over 16 miles and runs northwest from the city’s downtown to nearly the Indiana border.
Ohio's Wolf Creek Trail at the Brookville Station | Photo courtesy Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
How Council Bluffs Became the Eastern Point of the First Transcontinental Railroad
May 02, 2024
In the 1860s, Council Bluffs became the Eastern Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad and today is part of Great American Rail-Trail.
1867 Union Pacific advertisement poster | Courtesy Union Pacific Railroad Museum
Depot in Center Point Is a Trailside Landmark to Iowa Town’s 1914 Awakening
April 30, 2024
Home to a museum that preserves the stories of the eastern Iowa town for which it is named, the Center Point Depot is a key piece of history.
Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railway depot along the Iowa's Cedar Valley Nature Trail | Photo by Patrick Travers