Rail-Trail Hall of Fame

Photo by Kelly Pack, courtesy Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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.

Congratulations to 2018 Inductee Indiana's Cardinal Greenway!

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is pleased to announce Indiana’s Cardinal Greenway as this year’s Rail-Trail Hall of Fame inductee, chosen by national vote.

Stretching nearly 62 miles between Marion and Richmond—and featuring shaded woods, running rivers, urban centers, small towns and bucolic farmland—the Cardinal Greenway is the longest rail-trail in the state, and makes up a core segment of an even longer system, the Cardinal Greenways, which has sights to link up with trails in Illinois and Ohio. Thanks to the dedication of its visionary and caregiver, Cardinal Greenways, Inc., the trail is also celebrating its 25th year as a community treasure! Congratulations!

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