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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
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Five Years Of Progress On Great American Rail-Trail Elevates National Impact Of Active Transportation Infrastructure
May 08, 2024
RTC marked 5th anniversary of the Great American Rail-Trail alongside Warrior Expeditions, REI Co-op, members of Congress and state officials.
Warrior Expeditions bike ride to commemorate 5th anniversary of Great American Rail-Trail | Photo by Mariah Miranda Photography
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Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment 2024
May 07, 2024
The Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment 2024 outlines 2,059 miles of existing trails and 1,688 miles of identified trail gaps.
Nebraska’s Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail | Photo by TrailLink user mbcallawa
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American Icon: The Great American Rail-Trail Is on Its Way to Fulfilling a Cross-Country Vision
May 07, 2024
Five years after launch, the Great American Rail-Trail is on its way to fulfilling a cross-country vision. See updates across the route.
Eastern Continental Divide tunnel along the Great Allegheny Passage (gaptrail.org) | Photo courtesy Dave Majors
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How You Ride the Great American Rail-Trail
May 06, 2024
Learn how to ride the Great American Rail-Trail and Adventure Cycling’s contribution of a 960-mile detour route between Nebraska and Montana.
Panhandle Trail located in West Virginia and Pennsylvania | Photo by Milo Bateman
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Gearing Up for a Cross-Country Trail Trek Webinar
April 18, 2024
Join us for a conversation about gearing up for a cross-country trail trek and what it takes to travel across the country by trail!
Kara Patajo @YourNorthWestieBestie on the Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo courtesy Kara Patajo
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10 Unique Lodgings Along the Great American Rail-Trail
April 15, 2024
We highlight lodging along the Great American Rail-Trail, and history buffs can find more from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Washington's Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast is located adjacent to the Cle Elum Depot along the Great American Rail-Trail | Photo courtesy Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast
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First in Class: Washington Trailblazer Clara McCarty Wilt Was UW’s First Graduate
March 04, 2024
The first graduate from UW was the trailblazing Clara McCarty Wilt, who would also go become the first woman elected to public office in WA.
Clara McCarty Wilt and YWCA friends, likely in the 1920s | Photo courtesy University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections (POR2339)
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Kara Patajo’s Trail Moments: Discover Nature Where You Are
September 08, 2023
When coming up with a plan for my Trail Moments this summer, my intention was to show how to connect with nature both inside and outside of the city of Seattle. First, we visited the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Kara Patajo @YourNorthWestieBestie on the Spruce Railraod Trail, part of the Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo courtesy Kara Patajo