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What We Do

TrailNation Projects

We help communities meet the dynamic challenges of trail development for the creation of successful multi-use pathways.

Trail-Building Services

We work with communities large and small to ensure the creation of valuable—and valued—public assets.

Policy Work

We steadfastly advocate for state and federal policies and funding programs that make trail development and walking/biking infrastructure possible.

Trail Promotion

Recognizing and highlighting excellent trails—and the people who make them possible—is part of our daily work.

Partnerships

We collaborate with a diverse range of partners to make vibrant trails and regional trail networks a reality.

Legal Program

The nation’s foremost nonprofit advocate for rail-trails, we continuously work to create and protect the legal structures that make them possible.

Research and Info

RTC leads the implementation of cutting-edge research exploring the impact of trail use and walking/biking infrastructure.  

Trail Mapping and GIS

To date, we’ve mapped more than 25,000 miles of trails and trail amenities through our national Geographic Information system (GIS). 

Building Communities

Our commitment to supporting local communities is driven by the knowledge that trails have the power to change and impact lives.

Grants

Our grant programs support organizations and local governments that are implementing projects to build and improve rail-trails.

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About Us

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.

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