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Breaking News: The Rock Island Trail Is a 144-Mile On track to Be Game-Changer for Missouri
December 14, 2021
Governor Mike Parson and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources 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
Rock Island Trail in Missouri: an announcement made on Sept. 30 by Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and KCATA President Joe Reardon that 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.