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The Dungeness River Bridge near Sequim, Washington, along the Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo by John Gussman

Rails to Trails magazine is dedicated to exploring America’s remarkable rail-trails and trail networks, with a focus on the impact they have in communities nationwide. Published quarterly—three times per year in print plus one all-multimedia edition—the magazine is a benefit of membership to Rails to Trails Conservancy. Subscribe now to get great trail content while supporting RTC and the trails movement.

Rails to Trails Magazine 2024 Spring/Summer Issue
Rails to Trails Magazine 2024 Spring/Summer Issue

Spring/Summer 2024 Issue

It’s arrived! Our brand-new, Spring/Summer 2024 issue of Rails to Trails, which explores the momentous milestones of the trails movement—and the connections and shared experiences they’ve helped make possible.

The Dungeness River Bridge near Sequim, Washington, along the Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo by John Gussman

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Dungeness River Bridge Area | Photo by John Gussman
Dungeness River Bridge Area | Photo by John Gussman

Where the Wild Things Go: Exploring Wildlife Corridors Along America’s Trails

Florida's Miami Beach Beachwalk | Photo by Golden Dusk Photography, courtesy City of Miami Beach
Photo by Golden Dusk Photography, courtesy City of Miami Beach

Best Of: Summer Boardwalks and Pathways

In this issue, we:

Rails to Trails Magazine 2024 Spring/Summer Issue
Rails to Trails Magazine 2024 Spring/Summer Issue

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Digital Feature Videos

In the all-multimedia Green IssueRails to Trails magazine takes a closer look at the leadership, public investment and community collaboration that is fueling efforts to create and connect trails—and bring this essential infrastructure to communities that have long been disinvested and under-resourced.

In Milwaukee, local leaders and trail advocates are working together to revitalize the 30th Street Corridor, once one of America’s most vibrant and prodigious manufacturing areas. Learn about the community’s vision to reignite the corridor and create new and vibrant prospects for commerce, economic development, recreation and active transportation—within the corridor and beyond. The corridor is a key segment of the developing 700-mile Route of the Badger, an RTC TrailNation™ project.

Featuring:

Willie Smith, Northwest Side CDC; Danitra Jones, Northwest Side CDC; Ammar Nsoroma, Red, Bike & Green-Milwaukee; and Willie Karidis, Rails to Trails Conservancy

Produced by Rails to Trails magazine and Johnson Media Consulting.


In California, billions of dollars are being invested through the state’s Active Transportation Program to create equitable access to trails in under-resourced communities and generate new economic, health, climate and active transportation benefits. Here, we explore two projects in the Bay Area regional trail network—the Richmond Greenway and the developing West Oakland Link—with a focus on their impact for residents, neighborhoods and the region.

Featuring:

Najari Smith, Rich City Rides; Toody Maher, Pogo Park; Gavin Lohry, Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Ms. Margaret Gordon, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project; and Laura Cohen, Rails to Trails Conservancy

Produced by Rails to Trails magazine and DS Simon Media.

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The magazine is a benefit of membership to Rails to Trails Conservancy, which is $18 a year, $4 of which supports the magazine. In addition to the magazine, members receive discounts on RTC gifts and publications.

Past Magazine Issues

View digital versions of past issues below or contact us for back issues.

Rails to Trails Magazine 2024 Winter issue
2024 Winter issue
Rails to Trails Magazine 2024 Spring/Summer Issue
2024 Spring/Summer Issue
2023 Winter issue
2023 Winter issue
2023 Spring/Summer Issue
2023 Spring/Summer Issue
2023 Fall Issue
2023 Fall Issue
2022 Winter issue
2022 Winter issue
2022 Spring/Summer issue
2022 Spring/Summer issue
2022 Fall Issue
2022 Fall Issue
2021 Winter Issue
2021 Winter Issue
2021 Spring/Summer Issue
2021 Spring/Summer Issue
2021 Fall Issue
2021 Fall Issue
2020 Winter issue
2020 Winter issue
2020 Spring/Summer Issue
2020 Spring/Summer Issue
2020 Fall Issue
2020 Fall Issue

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We Want to Hear From You!

Our members always have plenty to say (and write) about Rails to Trails—and we’re always eager to hear it! If you enjoyed or have comments on a recent issue of the magazine, please submit a short letter to our editor. If we can—we’ll print it in the next edition! You can also contact us for former issues and articles of Rails to Trails not listed in the archive. Don’t forget to check out our TrailBlog for more stories.