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Top 15 Unique Trails for Runners
June 11, 2024
Here’s a list of unique trails for runners around the country, combining scenery with interesting features.
Missouri's St. Louis Riverfront Trail | Photo courtesy Great Rivers Greenway
Debbie Njai: Breaking Down Barriers for People of Color in the Outdoors
June 04, 2024
When Black People Who Hike founder Debbie Njai went on a hike with friends in 2020, she didn’t know the trek would change her life.
Debbie Njai sitting - Photo courtesy Black People Who Hike
The Joy of Celebrating Trails Day 2024
May 14, 2024
Celebrate Trails Day 2024 was celebrated in all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Our partners planned more than 240 celebrations.
Bronzeville Trail Task Force, Major Taylor Bike Club & The Misfits Cycling Club riding Chicago's Major Taylor Trail | Photo by Douglas Monieson
10 Great Destinations Along Missouri’s Future Rock Island Trail
March 16, 2023
Below are some of our favorite destinations along the Rock Island Trail, which is undergoing trail development and is not yet open for use.
This Caboose greets visitors where the Katy Trail and the Rock Island Trail intersect in Windsor. | Photo courtesy Missouri Rock island Trail Inc.
Riverfront Trail Offers Glimpse Into the Heart of Kansas City
July 19, 2022
Kaw Point Park is one of the many highlights on Kansas City’s 15-mile Riverfront Heritage Trail. Along the way, the bike/pedestrian pathway takes in not just the two rivers, but two states, three counties, three cities, countless neighborhoods, bustling retail centers and vast industrial areas.
Riverfront Heritage Trail | Photo by Cindy Barks
A View From: Kansas City’s Riverfront Heritage Trail
July 19, 2022
Riverfront Heritage Trail is 15 miles. While much of the trail is flat, the bluffs along the Missouri and Kansas rivers have gentle climbs.
The observation deck on the Town of Kansas Bridge offers stellar views of the Missouri River, the railroads that run along it and the bridges that cross it. Especially at sunset, the bridge is a popular spot to enjoy the river vistas. | Photo by Cindy Barks
20 Iconic Bike and Pedestrian Bridges in America
June 08, 2022
Across the country, bridges are literally serving as gateways for communities to achieve critical strides in active transportation, conservation and economic development. Here, we take a look at 20 iconic bridges and trestles in the United States (in no particular order) that have played—or are playing—transformative connectivity roles in their regions.
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge connecting Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska | Photo by Matthew Nissen
Take an American Adventure on 10 Presidential Pathways
February 21, 2022
Just in time for Presidents’ Day, here are 10 multiuse trails that share ties with some notable U.S. heads of state.
Virginia's Mount Vernon Trail | Photo by TrailLink user ringogarcia1972 Virginia's Mount Vernon Trail | Photo by TrailLink user ringogarcia1972
Breaking News: The Rock Island Trail Is On Track to Be Game-Changer for Missouri
December 14, 2021
The State of Missouri announced that they have officially railbanked the 144-mile Rock Island Railroad corridor.
Graphic by RTC, photo courtesy Missouri Rock Island Trail Inc.