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Miranda’s #TrailMoments from Along the Great American Rail-Trail

By: Miranda Webster
June 17, 2021

Miranda Webster | Graphic courtesy RTC
Graphic courtesy RTC

Have you been visiting trails more often or even for the first time lately? If you answered yes, then you’re not alone. In 2020, trail use nationwide increased 51% compared with the year prior and outdoor spaces continue to be favored destinations. For many people, getting outside on the trail has brought joy, comfort and new experiences.

As someone who shares her wilderness adventures, tips, how-tos and truth-talk on Instagram and YouTube to introduce people to the outdoors and make them feel more comfortable in these spaces, we caught up with our friend Miranda to ask about her Trail Moments.

As it happened, part of Miranda’s trail time over the last year was spent on bookending portions of the Great American Rail-Trail, which will ultimately allow people to walk and roll from coast to coast while being completely separated from traffic.

We love that Miranda inspires people to feel more connected to the outdoors… and we REALLY love that she was able to share her experiences from along an epic 3,700-mile route that will connect the country by trail! Watch to learn about her Trail Moments, and check out her other great content by following Miranda on social media.

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.

Miranda Webster
Miranda Webster

Miranda Webster is a Youtuber @Miranda Goes Outside, where she shares tips and adventures for new and seasoned outdoor folks. She can most often be found falling off boulder problems or trouncing through the Pacific Northwest with her dog, Nala. Miranda was formerly an associate producer and YouTuber for REI’s Miranda in the Wild.

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