Take Action to Support Trails

You can support trails by becoming a member, staying up-to-date on trail news, and following us on social media.

How You Can Help Right Now

Trail Moments banner | Courtesy RTC

As people seek out spaces near their homes to be active at a safe physical distance, trails have proven to be so important. We want to capture trail moments—moments of joy, moments of solitude, moments for exercise and self-care.


Support the Great American By Pledging

Support at the state and local levels is critical to the trail’s success. Help us reach 1 million pledges for the Great American, showing the strength and solidarity of the trails community. This is America’s trail. Together, let’s make it a reality.

Sign the Great American Rail-Trail Pledge

Get the Latest Sent to Your Inbox

Sign up for the e-list that best suits you to receive periodic messages from us. You can encourage your friends, family and fellow trail users to join too by inviting them.


Sign up for eNews if you’d like to receive our monthly newsletter—featuring news, events, stories, useful information and updates—plus learn about special offers, ways to get involved and more! Best suited for: everyone!


TrailNationTM Collaborative

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is launching the TrailNation Collaborative—a new multidisciplinary learning community that offers proven tools and methods to establish and grow trail networks across the country.

We welcome anyone interested or working in trail and active transportation or related fields to join the Collaborative now and be one of the first to learn more about the Collaborative in early 2023!


Inside Track Policy Newsletter

Sign up for The Inside Track to receive the latest updates from inside Capitol Hill, the White House and—when relevant—state legislatures. Best suited for: elected or appointed officials and their staff; advocacy organizations, businesses, industry groups and similar entities involved in the trail-related space; and trail and active transportation policy enthusiasts.


Become a Member

Give $22 or more to become a member, and your yearlong membership includes an exclusive member T-shirt, Rails to Trails magazine and reduced prices on rail-trail guidebooks! Get even more benefits by becoming a monthly donor or auto-renewal member, or by joining the Trailblazer Society.

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Photo by Side A Photography

Standard Membership Benefits: $22 minimum per year.
Auto Renew Benefits: $18 minimum per year.
Monthly Giving Benefits: $5 minimum per month.
*Donations received before Dec. 31 receive the following year’s calendar. Donations after Dec. 31 receive the subsequent year’s calendar, produced each fall, as the initial calendar.


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Join the millions of trail lovers who use TrailLink, the ultimate trail-finder app. TrailLink is RTC's trail-finder website and companion TrailLink mobile apps, mapping over 40,000+ miles of multiuse trails.


Get Social With Us

Connect with us on social media to discover news, stories, updates and trail-spiration (i.e. awesome trail photos and videos); learn about events and other upcoming opportunities; experience live moments and on-the-ground adventures; and engage with us and others in the social media community.

Want to share a photo, video or something else with us? Be sure to tag us in your posts!