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The preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail includes 125+ existing rail-trails, greenways and other multiuse paths that will ultimately connect across 3,700+ miles. The photos below are a sampling of existing trails along the Great American route—one from all 12 states and the District of Columbia.


Live from Chadron, Nebraska, along the Cowboy Trail

Live from Washington, D.C., on the Capital Crescent Trail
Live from Muncie, Indiana, along the Cardinal Greenway

Live from Three Forks, Montana, just off the Headwaters Trail System

Live from Casper, Wyoming along the Casper Rail Trail

Live from Wallace, Idaho, along the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Live from the Cedar Valley Nature Trail in Iowa with the Black Hawk County Conservation Board

Live from Williamsport, Maryland, along the historic C&O Towpath Trail with the C&O Canal Trust

Live from McDonald, Pennsylvania, along the Panhandle Trail

Live from Gordon, Nebraska, along the Cowboy Trail

Live from South Cle Elum, Washington, along the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail