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The Great Allegheny Passage (gaptrail.org) at the Eastern Continental Divide in Maryland | Photo by David Ni

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Ohio's Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail | Photo by Renee Rosensteel

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National Rail-Trail and Trail Mileage Counts

The following content is updated periodically to provide current information about Rails to Trails Conservancy and rail-trail development at the national and state level.

United States Trail Stats

2,423

total rail-trails

25,934

miles of rail-trails

863

current projects

9,029

miles of potential rail-trail

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Longest Rail-Trails in the United States

*This list is comprised of rail-trails more than 100 miles long, where at least 90 percent of the trail is on a former railroad corridor.

  1. Katy Trail State Park — Missouri: 240 miles
  2. Palouse to Cascades States Park Trail — Washington: 229 miles
  3. Cowboy Trail — Nebraska: 219 miles
  4. Great Allegheny Passage — Maryland & Pennsylvania: 150 miles
  5. Soo Line Trail – Northern Route — Minnesota: 148 miles
  6. Columbia Plateau Trail State Park — Washington: 130 miles
  7. Paul Bunyan State Trail — Minnesota: 119 miles
  8. Flint Hills Nature Trail — Kansas: 117 miles
  9. Soo Line Trail – Southern Route & Saunders State Trail — Minnesota & Wisconsin: 114 miles
  10. OC&E Woods Line State Trail — Oregon: 110 miles
  11. George S. Mickelson Trail — South Dakota: 109 miles
  12. State Line Trail — Michigan: 107 miles
  13. Wild Rivers State Trail — Wisconsin: 104 miles

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FY23 Total Reserved for Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program (source: FHWA)​

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Great American Rail-Trail

The nation’s first cross-country multiuse trail, the route will be entirely bikeable and walkable across 3,700+ miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington State.

Pennsylvania’s Great Allegheny Passage (gaptrail.org) | Photo by Milo Bateman

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