Since 2008, we have awarded $1,280,000 to trails projects and provided technical assistance to trail managers, operators and friends groups.
Photo courtesy West Virginia State Parks
Since 2011, the Doppelt family has funded the Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champions Award, which honors supporters who have made significant contributions to the rail-trail movement through their work, volunteerism or support.
Since 2007, RTC has recognized rail-trails around the country through the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame, honoring scenic value, high use, trail and trailside amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and community connections.
RTC's research program conducts original research that advances our understanding of trail networks and their overall effects on communities, including: connectivity, health, equity, environmental sustainability and economic outcomes.
RTC has developed a first-of-its-kind suite of research and analytics tools—including online geographic information system (GIS) modeling tools, economic impact surveys, trail count programs and forecasting tools.
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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.Learn More