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Missouri’s Rock Island Trail State Park: Building Miles and Momentum
July 09, 2024
The Katy Trail State Park and Rock Island Trail State Park would form a trail loop of almost 450 miles—something unique to the world.
Groundbreaking in Owensville, Missouri, along the developing Rock Island Trail State Park | Photo courtesy Friends of Rock Island Trail State Park
10 Great Destinations Along Missouri’s Future Rock Island Trail
March 16, 2023
Below are some of our favorite destinations along the Rock Island Trail, which is undergoing trail development and is not yet open for use.
This Caboose greets visitors where the Katy Trail and the Rock Island Trail intersect in Windsor. | Photo courtesy Missouri Rock island Trail Inc.
Breaking News: The Rock Island Trail Is On Track to Be Game-Changer for Missouri
December 14, 2021
The State of Missouri announced that they have officially railbanked the 144-mile Rock Island Railroad corridor.
Graphic by RTC, photo courtesy Missouri Rock Island Trail Inc.
Protecting Trails in 2018: Five Ways We Mobilized in Communities This Year
November 15, 2018
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and the national trail community put itself on the front lines to protect and defend trails in 2018. Here are five ways we mobilized in communities this year.
Baltimore, Maryland | Photo by Side A Photography
Landmark and Legacy: Nebraska’s Chief Standing Bear Trail
November 01, 2017
The 22.9-mile Chief Standing Bear Trail helps memorialize the 1877 walk of the Ponca Tribe back to their homeland, led by Chief Standing Bear and known as the Ponca Trail of Tears.
Blue Springs trailhead, Chief Standing Bear Trail, Nebraska | Photo by Don Rice
Missouri’s Rock Island Trail State Park
December 05, 2016
Just in time for the holidays, a stunning new rail-trail has arrived in Missouri. Opening Dec. 10, the 47.5-mile Rock Island Trail State Park is notable for its length.
A view from the Katy Trail bridge in Windsor looking down on Rock Island Trail State Park. | Courtesy Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc.
Final Missouri Rock Island Trail Segment Confirmed in 450-Mile Trail Network
October 01, 2015
An announcement made on Sept. 30 of a cooperative agreement has been reached to purchase a 17.7-mile section of disused Rock Island Corridor.
Photo courtesy Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc.