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Focus Term: Trail of the Month

Nebraska’s MoPac Trail East and West
May 12, 2015
One of the cornerstones of Lincoln’s network, the MoPac Trail (consisting of the seamlessly connected West and East segments) begins at the University of Nebraska campus in the heart of the city and stretches eastward 27 miles, just shy of Omaha’s doorstep.
Mopac Trail West | Photo courtesy Market to Market Relay
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
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
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