2020 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Nominees

Vote for the 2020 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame inductee Aug. 3-10, 2020. We’ll unveil the winner in the August 2020 edition of eNews. Sign up here.

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RAIL-TRAIL HALL OF FAME

In 2007, RTC began recognizing exemplary rail-trails around the country through its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. We select inductees on merits such as scenic value, high use, trail and trailside amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and maintenance of facility, community connections and geographic distribution.

Hall of fame rail-trails receive a variety of honors, including special signage to place along their trails, a Trail of the Month feature and a highlight in Rails to Trails magazine. View Hall of Fame gallery.

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Voting is open Aug. 3-10, 2020

The ballot box is open Aug. 3-10, and you can vote as many times as you want before the deadline! And just as you’d proudly slap on that “I Voted!” sticker, you can also encourage others to participate by using the social media using hashtag #RailTrailHOF. We’ll unveil the winner in the August 2020 edition of eNews.

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1California's Iron Horse Regional Trail

Length/Surface: 32 miles, asphalt

Interesting Fact: The Iron Horse Regional Trail is also part of a broader trail network effort by the Bay Area Trails Collaborative that will span 2,700 miles and connect dozens of urban and rural communities across nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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2Illinois' Major Taylor Trail

Length/Surface: 7.6 miles, asphalt

Interesting Fact: The trail was named after and is lined with murals celebrating Marshall “Major” Taylor, a Black cyclist who set several world records and won numerous races all over the world in the late 19th century.

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3West Virginia's Mon River Rail-Trail System

Length/Surface: 48 miles; crushed stone, asphalt

Interesting Fact: The Mon River Rail-Trail System is made up of the Mon River, Caperton and Deckers Creek trails, and it has connections to the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition’s developing 1,500-miles-plus multiuse trail network.

View the Mon River, Caperton and Deckers Creek trails on TrailLink.com

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4Pennsylvania's Three Rivers Heritage Trail

Length/Surface: 33 miles, crushed stone, asphalt

Interesting Fact: The trail traces the banks of three major waterways—the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio—and is part of the Great American Rail-Trail.

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