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The Great American Experience

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!

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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.