Rails to Trails magazine is dedicated to exploring America’s remarkable rail-trails and trail-networks, with a focus on the opportunities they provide and the impact they have in communities nationwide.

Rails to Trails just got a makeover!

After 10+ years of the same look for Rails to Trails, we decided it was time for a facelift! We asked our readers what they'd like to see, and the feedback was fantastic. In response, we gave Rails to Trails a few modern renovations beginning with our Fall 2016 Issue. You still get the same coverage you love of the nation’s leading trails and trail champions, but with:

  • More maps—including our new Featured Map
  • Our new Best Of section—covering amazing trails across the country
  • More photography of gorgeous rail-trails

Let us know what you thinkWe hope you love the redesign as much as we do!

Winter 2017 Issue

undefinedIn this issue, we—

• Take an introspective look at Michigan’s developing 2,064-mile Iron Belle Trail, one of the country’s most ambitious trail projects to date.

• Explore the 500-mile San Francisco Bay Trail, which—when complete—will pass through 47 cities and unify one of California’s most popular regions.

• Hear from former R.E.M. tour manager Bobby Whittaker, who is now leading the charge for Ferry County, Washington's new 25-mile “rock n’ roll” rail-trail.

• Savor the beauty of five awe-inspiring winter rail-trail oases.

• And much more!

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