Trail Projects

Virginia Creeper Trail | Photo by Maureen Hannan

Moving the Dial

RTC has worked with communities across the country to provide enduring strategies and technical assistance tailored to meet dynamic trail challenges and opportunities.

Our philosophy is to take a cross-disciplinary approach to ensuring trails and trail networks serve to enhance the social, economic, environmental and public health of communities large and small.

Connecting Communities Nationwide

At Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, we believe that trail networks can deliver smart transportation, strong economic growth, healthy people, a flourishing environment and social equity. Our projects of national significance are regional network-building projects—implemented in partnership with local organizations—that have the power to catalyze the development of trail networks nationwide, creating healthier places for healthier people.

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RTC is leading a national, three-year effort to create the next generation of urban trail planning tools that will transform the way America thinks about—and develops—trails and trail networks.

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Trail User Counts and Surveys

Since 2006, RTC-led studies have helped prove the millions of dollars in economic impact that trails and trail systems have had on communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Youth Engagement

Since 2006 we have worked with local partners in Camden, NJ and Philadelphia, PA to improve walking and biking in the region. RTC built programs to educate and train youth to be users and steward of the rapidly developing Circuit Trails network.