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America’s Rail-with-Trail List

By: Rails-to-Trails-Conservancy FACT SHEET
September 19, 2023

Kara Patajo @YourNorthWestieBestie on the Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo courtesy Kara Patajo
America’s Rails-with-Trails ListDownload

Rails-with-trails, which are trails located adjacent to active rail lines, are valuable assets in providing safe transportation networks for pedestrians and bicyclists. In 2013, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy produced a report that examines the characteristics of 88 existing rails-with-trails in 33 states, based on a survey of trail managers and the results of RTC’s ongoing study. America’s Rails-with-Trails provides a collection of data, examples and practical tools to assist trail planners and advocates in increasing awareness of the rail-with-trail concept, and advancing local and state policies and practices that support rail-with-trail development.

This document, originally created as part of the online appendix for the report and fully updated in September 2023, lists all rails-with-trails known to RTC across the nation.

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