This Bouquet of #TrailMoments Will Inspire You

Posted 11/05/20 by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in America's Trails, Trail Use, Health and Wellness

Courtesy Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

This article is part of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Trail Moments initiative—to elevate new and tried-and true trail voices around the country, and how trails have impacted the lives of Americans during COVID-19. Learn more at and #TrailMoments on social media. Share your story, or view a collection of trail moments stories.

All over the world, people are turning to trails and parks for safe activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to last year at this time, trail use is up by more than 60% nationwide as people venture outdoors for exercise, solace, self-care and to create their own special and unique moments.

Spending time on trails together is providing us with great ways to connect with one another at a safe social distance, have shared experiences and collectively appreciate these vital public spaces.

Through our national Trail Moments initiative, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is inviting everyone—both new and tried-and-true trail users—to share these special moments of connection and demonstrate what trails mean to each of us right now.

Here, we’ve collected a small bouquet of #TrailMoments from people across the country; we hope you are as inspired as we are!

Looking for a trail near you? Check out, RTC’s free trail-finder website.  For more information and resources on how to #RecreateResponsibly outside, go to

#TrailMoments can be for time with your family …
Including your fluffy family members …
#TrailMoments can be time to unplug and connect with nature …
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Word on the trail is...🐾🐿 #wisewords #rocksolid #trailmoments #hiking #leafcarpet #connections #trailart

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#TrailMoments can be for bike adventures …
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We were made for this biker life 🚴🏽😆 #railstotrails #northernstrandcommunitytrail #trailmoments

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#TrailMoments can be for setting PRs and meeting health goals …
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Double Dip Long Run Sunday I have two shoutouts to give today. First S/O is to my Bro Dewayne Thomas (@dewayne.thomas.58323) for being the first person to reach out to me about running outside of my BMR Indy brothers and actually came through to go for a run. That was the first three miles. Second S/O is to the B&O Trail for providing a place to run while blocking some that strong winds blowing around today. So, that’s nine miles total for today for a total time of 1:34:43, which could possibly be a PR for me. #RunSolo22 #BlackMenRunIndy #BlackMenRun #RunningIsLife #RunningIsAGift #AllMilesCount #ConsistencyPaysOff #HealthIsWealth #NoExcuses #NoManLeftBehind #HealthyBrotherhood #TrailMoments @blackmenrun

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#TrailMoments can be for finding moments of happiness …
#TrailMoments Can Be for making memories …
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Weekends are for adventuring! #mendotatrail #6milesoffun #fallweatheristhebest #familytime #lovewhereyoulive #trailmoments

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Finally got to take @melvinjadulang walking around #leakinpark #trailmoments

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#TrailMoments can be for making tracks …
#TrailMoments can be for having laughs …
#TrailMoments can be for reflecting on what makes us thankful …
Read more #TrailMoments and share your own!

Share Your Trail Moment

Have you recently discovered trails, or are you a long-time trail enthusiast? Either way, we hope you’ll share your “Trail Moments”—and the stories of how trails have impacted your life during COVID-19. Take the survey below, or share using #TrailMoments on social media.


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