Rails to Trails Magazine
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. The magazine is a benefit of membership to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), which is $18 a year, $5 of which supports the magazine. In addition to the magazine, members receive discounts on RTC gifts and publications. The magazine is published four times a year—three in print, one digital—by RTC. Subscribe now to get special features on remarkable rail-trails and trail-networks while also supporting our work.
Latest Issue of Rails to Trails Magazine
This issue of Rails to Trails magazine is dedicated to exploring the Great American Rail-Trail™—a 3,700-miles-plus cross-country trail highlighting some of the country’s most treasured landmarks, stunning geography, and interesting people and places between Washington, D.C., and Washington State.
In our Cover Story, take an inside look at the preferred route of the “Great American,” with a focus on how communities across the United States are joining Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in taking the project from vision to reality.
Learn about the history of the iconic route—including people and discoveries that helped shape America—in an extended “Best Of” feature.
Enjoy stories exploring the unique trails, both existing and planned, that together are creating new connections for millions of people.
Get to know some of the passionate individuals whose hard work and ingenuity have made this new American experience possible.
And much more!
Features from Rails to Trails Magazine
Trail of Tributes
2016 Fall Issue | Maureen Hannan
Green Issue Digital Features
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.