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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 digitalby RTC. Subscribe now to get special features on remarkable rail-trails and trail-networks while also supporting our work.

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Rails To Trails Magazine's 2020 Green Issue

2020 Green Issue

“Trails in the Moment”—that’s a powerful theme that we explore in this all-multimedia issue of Rails to Trails, including the vital roles of trails as America endures unprecedented challenges, and the potential of trails in leading the way toward a vibrant economic, health and transportation future.

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Features from Rails to Trails Magazine


Cover Story

From Dream to National Treasure: The Great American Rail-Trail

05/08/19 by Laura Stark,Brandi Horton

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Illustration by Anderson Design Group

Community Connections

A Serious Injury Changed Cyclist Ian Mackay’s Life. Trails Helped Him Rebuild It.

08/27/19 by Scott Stark

Ian Mackay, founder of Ian's Ride (second from left), at the foot of Mount Rainier | Photo by Teena Woodward
Ian Mackay, founder of Ian's Ride (second from left), at the foot of Mount Rainier | Photo by Teena Woodward

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A View From … The Great American Rail-Trail

01/23/19 | Laura Stark

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Washington | Photo by TrailLink user biggerdawg
Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Washington | Photo by TrailLink user biggerdawg

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Emerging Rail-Trails

From Toxic Site to Thriving Rail-Trail: Montana's Silver Bow Creek Greenway

04/20/19 by Scott Stark

The developing Silver Bow Creek Greenway in Montana | Courtesy Silver Bow Creek Greenway
The developing Silver Bow Creek Greenway in Montana | Courtesy Silver Bow Creek Greenway

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Latest TrailBlog Featured Magazine Articles


Philly Birder Takes Fledgling Bird Enthusiasts Under His Wing

Philly Birder Takes Fledgling Bird Enthusiasts Under His Wing

“For me, the special part of those experiences has been having so many different types of people participating,” enthused Keith Russell. “You have...

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A View From … The Historic Railroad Trail in Nevada

A View From … The Historic Railroad Trail in Nevada

Between the fascinating railroad history and the stellar Lake Mead views, the Historic Railroad Trail in southern Nevada in Clark County packs quite a...

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Saving America's Prairies: Illinois Leaders and Rail-Trail Advocates Work to Restore a Dwindling System

Saving America's Prairies: Illinois Leaders and Rail-Trail Advocates Work to Restore a Dwindling System

From a distance, the flowers and grasses growing alongside the old highways and roads in East Central Illinois can look remarkably Like dense stands...

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Green Issue Digital Features


Rails to Trails magazine is pleased to present our Green Issue each year, featuring a collection of amazing videos and slideshows highlighting America’s trails.

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