Show your support for the growing 3,700-plus mile Great American Rail-Trail, and challenge your friends, family and fellow trail fans to do the same!
The Great American Experience
Preview video for the experience of the Great American
The Great American Rail-Trail promises an all-new American experience. The preferred route connects 125+ existing rail-trails, greenways and other multiuse paths through 12 states and the District of Columbia, spanning more than 3,700 miles. These trails are hosting the Great American through their communities, making possible this grand vision of a nation connected by trails. And with more than 52% of the route already on the ground, now is the time to experience the Great American Rail-Trail!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Great American Experience Challenge! We hope you continue to share your experiences along the Great American Rail-Trail using #GRTAmerican on social media, and remember to recreate responsibly.
Artist Maggie Reckers spends much of her time creating in the outdoors—her inspiration coming “from the feelings and emotions she receives when she experiences the boldness and gentleness of nature.” Take a virtual trip in this interactive StoryMap with Reckers as she pedals and paints her way along four trails in Ohio’s Miami Valley region.
Story by Laura Stark. StoryMap by Derek Strout. Produced by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
Prepare for Your #GRTAmerican Experience
Get started by checking out these tips for how to recreate responsibly and practice good trail etiquette, then finding a section of the Great American Rail-Trail to experience or a trail near you using TrailLink.
11/12/19 by Laura Stark