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

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

Tell Congress to Invest in Trails

Join us in calling for visionary change. Tell Congress to make wise investments in trails, walking and biking in the next transportation bill by sending this easy form letter to your senator and representative.

Send a Note to Your Representative Use Our Social Media Toolkit

Cedar River Trail in Washington | Photo courtesy King County Parks

Become a Member

Give $18 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, auto-renewal member or joining the Trailblazer Society.

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Photo by Side A Photography

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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!

Trail Expert Network Newsletter

Sign up for the Trail Expert Network if you’d like to receive information about building and managing trails, get Early Warning System notifications of railroad abandonments, learn about policies relevant to your work, and hear about grants and other opportunities to support your work. Best suited for: trail professionals.

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.

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!

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