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Nevada’s Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail
April 10, 2015
Already in place is the 13.4-mile Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail, which comprises the trail network’s eastern arc and is always a sure bet with beautiful parks, desert landscapes and vistas of the rugged mountains that ring the valley.
Photo by Scott Hagan | Courtesy Clark County, Nevada
Top 5 Attractions on the Montour Trail
March 31, 2015
With a length of 55 miles, there’s a lot to love on western Pennsylvania’s Montour Trail. Our top five attractions for this rail-trail located just outside of Pittsburgh are included below.
Visitors love to explore the beauty and charms of the Montour Trail. | Photo by Paul McKeown, courtesy Montour Trail Council
Pennsylvania’s Montour Trail
March 16, 2015
In terms of rail-trail mileage, Pennsylvania dominates, but in a crowded field, the Montour Trail—which forms a 55-mile arc around western Pittsburgh—is a standout with plenty of “wow” moments.
Midway across the span of the Chartiers Creek Bridge | Photo courtesy Kordite | CC by 2.0
Top 10 Attractions on the Mon River Trails (Sojourner’s Guide)
March 09, 2015
As narrowing down the unique experiences on February’s designee—West Virginia’s Mon River Trails—was especially challenging, we’re presenting you with a bonus top 10 list of great attractions (in no particular order) that you will find along this spectacular trail system spanning nearly 50 miles around Morgantown.
Locks and dams—like this one along the Monongahela River—make for some awesome sightseeing along the Mon River Trails | Photo by Jeff Wimer
West Virginia’s Mon River Trails
February 11, 2015
Both the Caperton and the pair of Mon River Trails on either side of Morgantown follow a branch of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad, which primarily carried coal, coke, sand and limestone between the mines of Fairmont and the industrial city of Pittsburgh.
Photo by Steve Shaluta, courtesy Mon River Trails Conservancy
Wisconsin’s Kinnickinnic River Trail
January 13, 2015
The story of Milwaukee’s Kinnickinnic River Trail is the story of its eponymous river; paralleling each other through the city’s south side, the fate of the two is intimately intertwined.
View of the Kinnickinnic River from the trail | Photo by John December
West Virginia’s North Bend Rail Trail
January 09, 2015
In anticipation of RTC’s West Virginia Sojourn in June 2016—the “Wild and Wonderful North Bend Trail”—we’re pleased to feature this great pathway as our December Trail of the Month.
The North Bend Rail Trail out of North Bend State Park, near Cairo, West Virginia. | Photo by Jake Lynch
Erie Canalway Trail, New York
October 01, 2012
For trail lovers around the country, these two Idaho rail-trails hardly need an introduction: the 73-mile Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and the 15-mile Route of the Hiawatha.
Erie Canalway Trail | Photo by TrailLink user susanlkarsiotis
Pennsylvania and Maryland’s Great Allegheny Passage
July 01, 2007
The Great Allegheny Passage, the country's longest multi-purpose trail and the site of the 2007 Greenway Sojourn, and also the first inductee to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.
Great Allegheny Passage | Photo by Blase Ur