Best Trails in United States

The Top Trails in North America

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Air Line State Park Trail

54.6 mi
State: CT
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

American Tobacco Trail

22.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Atlanta BeltLine (Overview)

10.9 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

22.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Bitterroot Trail

51 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Concrete

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

25.4 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Bloomingdale Trail (The 606)

2.7 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Concrete

Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

33.8 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Burke-Gilman Trail

18.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Cape Cod Rail Trail

27.5 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Capital Crescent Trail

11 mi
State: DC, MD
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Cardinal Greenway

61.2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

40 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Chicago Lakefront Trail

19 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Concrete

Chief Ladiga Trail

33 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Columbia Trail

15 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail

203.4 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

D&L Trail

142.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

72.8 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Des Plaines River Trail

56.2 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

East Bay Bike Path

14.3 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Eastern Trail

28.9 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Sand

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

33.8 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

48.3 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

Farmington River Trail

16.5 mi
State: CT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

49.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

92.6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel

George S. Mickelson Trail

109 mi
State: SD
Crushed Stone

Great Allegheny Passage

150 mi
State: MD, PA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Greenbrier River Trail

77 mi
State: WV
Gravel

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

19.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Greenway of Greater Grand Forks

21.1 mi
State: MN, ND
Asphalt

Headwaters Trail System

11.8 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Heritage Rail Trail County Park

25.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

High Line

1.5 mi
State: NY
Concrete

High Trestle Trail

27.1 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete

Historic Railroad Trail

3.7 mi
State: NV
Dirt, Gravel

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

28 mi
State: UT
Asphalt, Gravel

Holmes County Trail

23.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hudson River Greenway

12.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Illinois Prairie Path

58.4 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail

26 mi
State: KS, MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Indian Head Rail Trail

13.4 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Island Line Rail Trail

13.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Gravel

Junction & Breakwater Trail

6.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State Park

34 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Katy Trail State Park

239.5 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Ke Ala Hele Makalae

7.3 mi
State: HI
Asphalt, Concrete

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

34.2 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Legacy Trail (KY)

12 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Little Miami Scenic Trail

78.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Little Traverse Wheelway

23.7 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Longleaf Trace

42.8 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Michael Castle Trail

12.4 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Midtown Greenway (MN)

5.5 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

10.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Mississippi River Trail (Louisiana)

60.8 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Mon River Trail South

17.7 mi
State: WV
Crushed Stone

Monon Trail

23.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

MoPac Trail East

21.7 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Nashua River Rail Trail

12.3 mi
State: MA, NH
Asphalt

Neuse River Trail

29.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

North Pathway

20.3 mi
State: WY
Asphalt

Northern Rail Trail

57.6 mi
State: NH
Cinder, Crushed Stone

Oak Leaf Trail

120 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Oklahoma River Trails

13 mi
State: OK
Asphalt

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

223.8 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand

Panhandle Trail

29.2 mi
State: PA, WV
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Paseo del Bosque Trail

16 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Paul Bunyan State Trail

119.3 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Pine Creek Rail Trail

62 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Platte River Trail (WY)

10 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

51.3 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail

6 mi
State: AZ
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Provo River Parkway

15.2 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Raccoon River Valley Trail

89 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete

Rock Creek Park Trails

8.5 mi
State: DC
Asphalt, Dirt

Route of the Hiawatha

15 mi
State: ID
Gravel

Santa Ana River Trail

50.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Schuylkill River Trail

71.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Shelby Farms Greenline

10.6 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Shining Sea Bikeway

10.7 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Silver Comet Trail

61.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Springwater Corridor

21.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Tammany Trace

27.4 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Tanglefoot Trail

43.6 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

11 mi
State: AK
Asphalt

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

19.5 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

71.8 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

62.6 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Walkway Over The Hudson

1.6 mi
State: NY
Concrete

Washington Secondary Bike Path

19.2 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

West Orange Trail

22 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Air Line State Park Trail winds nearly 55 miles from the northeast corner of Connecticut, where the state borders Massachusetts, down to East Hampton in the heart of the state. The pathway is...
CT 54.6 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
The American River Bike Trail (a.k.a. the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail) hugs the banks of the American River as it flows through riparian habitat preserved by the American River Parkway. The trail...
CA 32 mi Asphalt
The American Tobacco Trail extends uninterrupted from Durham more than 22 miles south through Chatham County to its southern terminus in Wake County. In 2014, a bridge for the trail over Interstate 40...
NC 22.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Atlanta BeltLine will link more than 40 neighborhoods, multiple public parks, and mass transit stations in a planned 33-mile trail network throughout the city. Rather than the straight line of a...
GA 10.9 mi Concrete
The Banks-Vernonia State Trail stretches through the hills (east of the Coast Mountains) between its two namesake towns. The former railroad corridor—once part of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle...
OR 22.7 mi Asphalt
The Bitterroot Trail is a paved pathway largely paralleling US 93 between Missoula and Hamilton in Montana's scenic Bitterroot Valley. The trail provides a safe transportation alternative to the busy...
MT 51 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The spectacular Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail runs between Westwood and Susanville in Lassen County. It cuts through the thick woodlands of the high country into the awesome Susan River...
CA 25.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Bloomingdale Trail, part of “The 606” park system, is a 3-mile, elevated rail-trail on Chicago’s northwest side. Built on a former rail line, the trail sits 17 feet above four of the city’s...
IL 2.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Brays Bayou Greenway Trail winds along the bayou in southwestern Houston, connecting neighborhoods, universities, recreational facilities, and cultural attractions. Roughly mid-trail, Hermann Park...
TX 33.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Spanning nearly 19 miles between Seattle and Bothell, the Burke-Gilman Trail is as much a thoroughfare for commuting to work and the University of Washington as it is a staple for social recreation...
WA 18.8 mi Asphalt
Cape Cod’s briny seaports, sandy beaches, delectable seafood, and diverse landscape of salt marshes, pine forests, and cranberry bogs can all be experienced from the 27.5-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail....
MA 27.5 mi Asphalt
The 11-mile Capital Crescent Trail follows the former route of the Georgetown Branch rail line of the Baltimore &  Ohio Railroad. It begins in Silver Spring, Maryland, east of the Rock Creek Trestle,...
DC, MD 11 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana, connects Marion, Muncie, Losantville, Richmond and a host of other small towns in rural northeastern Indiana. The trail takes its name from...
IN 61.2 mi Asphalt
The Chattanooga Riverwalk, also known as the Tennessee Riverpark, will ultimately stretch 22 miles from downtown Chattanooga near the Tennessee Aquarium to the TVA Dam and out to Moccasin Bend...
TN 16.1 mi Concrete
The Cherry Creek Regional Trail is a picturesque 40-mile route that begins in downtown Denver and connects suburban and rural Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, including the communities of Parker,...
CO 40 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Chicago Lakefront Trail is aptly named; it spans 19 miles along the shore of Lake Michigan, going right through downtown Chicago and passing many cultural and tourist attractions throughout the...
IL 19 mi Asphalt, Concrete
In northeast Alabama, the 33-mile Chief Ladiga Trail is a regional playground that passes through welcoming towns and pastoral landscapes. Following a former CSX railroad corridor, the rail-trail is...
AL 33 mi Asphalt
The Columbia Trail has the distinction of being named for a natural gas pipeline that runs beneath it for 15 miles in rural northern New Jersey. The crushed-stone trail rolls along the South Branch of...
NJ 15 mi Crushed Stone
The Cowboy Trail, one of the country’s longest rail-trails, stretches 189 miles between the Nebraska towns of Valentine and Norfolk (beginning at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park south of town). When complete, the...
NE 203.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous; please refer to the interactive maps on the websites in the Related Content section.  The D&L Trail runs for more than 140 miles through...
PA 142.2 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Spanning more than 70 miles, the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail is the longest completed multiuse trail in the state and is described by many as the crown jewel of New Jersey trails. A...
NJ 72.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Des Plaines River Trail runs alongside the Des Plaines River for just over 56 miles, protecting watershed habitat and forestland through much of Lake and Cook Counties. The trail is a natural...
IL 56.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
With spectacular maritime views and an abundance of coastal wildlife, the East Bay Bike Path offers a spectacular New England experience. Inducted into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame in 2009, the route...
RI 14.3 mi Asphalt
The 28.9-mile Eastern Trail connects the historic towns along Maine’s southern coast from the woods near Kennebunk to South Portland’s harbor lighthouse. Nearly 22 miles of the route follows off-road...
ME 28.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Sand
Utter darkness is as much a part of the scenery along the Elroy-Sparta State Trail as the views of the rolling hills and farmland. That’s because visitors pass through three hand-dug railroad tunnels...
WI 33.8 mi Crushed Stone
First a canal, then a railroad, and now a trail define the history of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Completed segments span Connecticut south to north, from New Haven to the Massachusetts...
CT 48.3 mi Asphalt
A dozen miles west of Connecticut’s capital of Hartford, the Farmington River Trail forms a 16.5-mile arc that connects to the larger Farmington Canal Heritage Trail on both ends. The rail-trail was...
CT 16.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
One of Florida's most popular and unique urban pathways, the Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs, and on into Pasco County with the opening of a 5-mile section in July...
FL 49.8 mi Asphalt
The Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park connects a bustling Grand Rapids community to the forests, farmlands, and friendly towns of Northern Lower Michigan. At nearly 93 miles, it is the state’s...
MI 92.6 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint;...
FL 29 mi Asphalt
Named in honor of the former South Dakota governor who crusaded for the trail before his death in a plane crash in 1993, the George S. Mickelson Trail runs through the heart of the Black Hills,...
SD 109 mi Crushed Stone
The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is an iconic rail-trail that runs 150 miles from Cumberland, Maryland, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was built in partnership between state agencies and many local...
MD, PA 150 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
West Virginia's beautiful Greenbrier River Trail is one of America's premier rail-trails and popular with bicyclists, hikers, walkers and cross-country skiers. Most of the trail runs along the...
WV 77 mi Gravel
The nearly 20-mile Greenville Health System (GHS) Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. The Greenville Health...
SC 19.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Grand Forks, North Dakota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota, host a network of paved paths along the Red River and Red Lake River that form the border between these two cities. At just more than 20...
MN, ND 21.1 mi Asphalt
The Headwaters Trail System is a paved network of trails, portions of which run along the former Milwaukee Railroad corridor, through the City of Three Forks to Missouri Headwaters State Park. As its...
MT 11.8 mi Asphalt
Note: Per the York County website, "A section of the Heritage Rail Trail County Park will be closed starting March 21, 2016. The closure will begin at the Colonial Courthouse in York, south to...
PA 25.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The High Line trail runs 30 feet above the bustling Manhattan streets and sidewalks below, which for trail lovers makes it an attraction in the same league as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State...
NY 1.5 mi Concrete
The High Trestle Trail is one of the most pristine and highly trafficked trails in Iowa—even at night. The trail’s popularity is largely due to its famous 130-foot-tall High Trestle Bridge, which...
IA 27.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Just 30 miles from Las Vegas, near Boulder City, the gravel Historic Railroad Trail hugs the hills on the southern shoreline of vast Lake Mead. The rail-trail offers panoramic views of the manmade...
NV 3.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park is a 28-mile, high-elevation trail that follows Interstate 80, from the charming streets of Park City through the smaller communities of Wanship and...
UT 28 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Holmes County, located in northeastern Ohio, is the heart of the state’s Amish country. Visitors to this rural enclave will find meandering country roads and bucolic natural areas, as well as the...
OH 23.1 mi Asphalt
The Hudson River Greenway (HRG) is one of the most popular places to ride, walk, and jog in New York City. It makes up part of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway loop, the cross-state Empire State...
NY 12.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) was one of the nation’s first rail-trail conversions. It consists of five connected trail segments with three main branches that converge at Volunteer Park (West...
IL 58.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail links two states, four communities and a multitude of parks along Indian Creek. The trail provides numerous connections to the surrounding areas, making it an...
KS, MO 26 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Located just 18 miles south of our nation's capital, the Indian Head Rail Trail offers a unique natural outdoor experience, seemingly far removed from urban development and its associated chaotic...
MD 13.4 mi Asphalt
The Iron King's western trailhead is just beyond the Point of Rocks junction with the Peavine Trail. From the Peavine, turn right at the fork at Point of Rocks and hop on the Iron King Trail where you...
AZ 4 mi Dirt
Lake Champlain virtually laps at your feet for long sections of the 13.4-mile Island Line Rail Trail. Rolling through waterfront parks in Burlington and Colchester, the trail crosses the lake on a...
VT 13.4 mi Asphalt, Gravel
This beautiful, pine-studded rail-trail winds through Cape Henlopen State Park next to wetlands and farmland, offering a break from the nearby beaches and eclectic shopping areas. The trail runs from...
DE 6.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
More than a half-dozen old railroad towns between Kalamazoo and South Haven offer rest and replenishment to travelers using the Kal-Haven Trail. The 34-mile crushed-limestone rail-trail links these...
MI 34 mi Crushed Stone
Advisory: As of June 2019, parts of the Katy Trail are flooded. Please check trail conditions on the Missouri State Parks website before going out to ride. At nearly 240 miles long, Katy Trail...
MO 239.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Ke Ala Hele Makalae is Hawaiian for "The Path that Goes by the Coast," and describes this beautiful multi-use path that will eventually follow the eastern shoreline for 17 miles from Nawiliwili to...
HI 7.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is a growing, year-round trail across northern Vermont that will one day stretch 93 miles between St. Johnsbury and Swanton. The trail passes through the spine of...
VT 34.2 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Legacy Trail runs north-south through Lexington among green spaces, neighborhoods and parks. Two highlights of the popular pathway are the Lexington YMCA and Kentucky Horse Park, which features a...
KY 12 mi Asphalt
The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a jewel in the crown of Ohio rail-trails, spanning just over 78 miles from the outskirts of Cincinnati to Springfield over historical bridges and through tranquil...
OH 78.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
icture-postcard-worthy views of Lake Michigan and its shoreline greet visitors to the Little Traverse Wheelway in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. The paved trail rolls for 24 miles from...
MI 23.7 mi Asphalt
Stretching over 42 miles northwest from near the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg to small-town Prentiss, Longleaf Trace traverses landscapes that range from the bustling heart of...
MS 42.8 mi Asphalt
At the northern end of the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail is the impressive Mammoth Cave. With 390 miles of passages, it's the world's longest cave, more than double the length of its closest...
KY 9 mi Gravel
The Michael Castle Trail offers a scenic 12-mile route along the north shore of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The trail is named after the former governor and US...
DE 12.4 mi Asphalt
The 5.5-mile Midtown Greenway follows a former railroad corridor through the heart of south Minneapolis, heading due west from the Mississippi River to the neighborhood of West Calhoun in the scenic...
MN 5.5 mi Asphalt
Many commuters choose the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway for freedom from congested traffic in the northwest Boston suburbs. For others, the 10.1-mile paved trail between Cambridge and Bedford serves as a...
MA 10.1 mi Asphalt
The Mississippi River Trail is a system of disconnected, paved trails on the levees along both banks of the Mississippi River in southern Louisiana. The most popular segment, well-used by locals and...
LA 60.8 mi Asphalt
Morgantown is known as the home of West Virginia University, the inspiration for a Joni Mitchell song and the birthplace of Don Knotts. But it’s also known for its extensive rail-trail system along...
WV 17.7 mi Crushed Stone
Railroads helped Indianapolis grow into a transportation hub and manufacturing center beginning in the 1850s. One of those early railways that shaped the city’s future is remembered today along the...
IN 23.1 mi Asphalt
The MoPac Trail follows the former Missouri Pacific Railroad's Omaha Belt Line (hence "MoPac"). This eastern segment of the rail corridor offers a rural experience, heading east from the outskirts of...
NE 21.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Nashua River Rail Trail stretches from southern Nashua, New Hampshire, to downtown Ayer, Massachusetts, connecting to the towns of Pepperell and Groton. The trail is built on the former rail...
MA, NH 12.3 mi Asphalt
Along the eastern outskirts of Raleigh, the Neuse River Trail follows the river for nearly 30 miles from Falls Lake Dam to the Wake/Johnston County line. There are several river crossings along the...
NC 29.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Teton County's North Pathway begins in Jackson and heads north to the Jenny Lake Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park. The paved pathway offers beautiful views of the iconic Grand Teton...
WY 20.3 mi Asphalt
Spanning 57.6 miles from Lebanon to Boscawen, the Northern Rail Trail is New Hampshire’s longest rail-trail conversion. Trail development began in 1996 after the state purchased the Boston and Maine...
NH 57.6 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone
The Oak Leaf Trail is the jewel in the crown of Milwaukee County’s extensive trail system. The trail meanders for more than 120 miles in and around the city of Milwaukee on a changing terrain of flat...
WI 120 mi Asphalt
The Oklahoma River Trails provide a smooth, level pathway through downtown Oklahoma City free of motorized vehicle crossings. The tree-lined trails follow the north and south banks of their namesake,...
OK 13 mi Asphalt
The Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, formerly known as the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, is one of the longest rail-trail conversions in the United States. The trail passes through remote and...
WA 223.8 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand
The Panhandle Trail offers the most direct and scenic route for self-propelled travel between the Pittsburgh suburbs and West Virginia. Although the trail follows an old railroad grade through the...
PA, WV 29.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
While not a rails to trails project this has got to be one of the most wonderful urban trails in America. Originally set aside as part of open land initiative it is certainly one of the best features...
NM 16 mi Asphalt
Paul Bunyan State Trail, stretching 119 miles from Bemidji to Brainerd, is one of the longest rail-trails in the country. The multiuse, fully paved trail is mainly for nonmotorized use; however,...
MN 119.3 mi Asphalt
The Pine Creek Rail Trail is one of Pennsylvania’s destination trails, and for good reason. The 62-mile well--maintained trail runs at the bottom of überscenic Pine Creek Gorge, commonly called the...
PA 62 mi Crushed Stone
The Platte River Trail provides 10 miles of paved pathway through the Wyoming community of Casper. The trail hugs both sides of the North Platte River from Paradise Valley Park on its west end to the...
WY 10 mi Concrete
The Prairie Spirit Trail in Kansas is hard-packed limestone and suitable for bicycles as well as wheelchairs. Some of the trail is asphalt (within city limits), which allows for inline skaters. The...
KS 51.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Caution: The Peavine Trail suffered extensive damage from a storm in July 2018, so some portions of the trail are closed. Please check with the City of Prescott regarding these closures before...
AZ 6 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Provo River Parkway weaves its way through state, city and county parks, as well as residential and commercial areas following the Provo River, then along University Avenue (US 189) to the mouth...
UT 15.2 mi Asphalt
On the western outskirts of Des Moines, the Raccoon River Valley Trail offers a quintessential central Iowa experience. Over its 89-mile span, you’ll traverse woodlands, prairie and agricultural...
IA 89 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Located in the northwest section of Washington, D.C., Rock Creek Park is the oldest and largest urban park in the national park system. Established in 1890, Rock Creek Park offers more than 1,700...
DC 8.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Note: Route of the Hiawatha is operated by Lookout Pass Ski Area under a special-use permit of the U.S. Forest Service. Trail users must obtain and display trail passes, which cost $10 for adults and...
ID 15 mi Gravel
The Santa Ana River Trail is a 12-foot wide path following the Santa Ana River, a waterway that is cement-lined through much of Orange County but free flowing in Riverside and San Bernardino counties....
CA 50.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
At one time an important thoroughfare for commerce carried by canal barges and railroad cars in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Schuylkill River corridor now accommodates walkers, bicyclists, and...
PA 71.7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The first phase of the Shelby Farms Greenline opened in 2010 and helped inspire a new culture of biking and walking in Memphis. About 200,000 people now use the Greenline each year. As of June 2016,...
TN 10.6 mi Asphalt
The Shining Sea Bikeway follows the route of a former railroad line run by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, which ran service to New York and Boston from 1872 to 1965. After the...
MA 10.7 mi Asphalt
The Silver Comet Trail follows the bed of the old Seaboard Air Line. From 1947 to 1969, the shiny Silver Comet passenger train provided luxury service between New York and Birmingham. Today, three...
GA 61.5 mi Concrete
The Springwater Corridor comprises the southeast segment of the 40-Mile Loop regional trail system encircling the greater Portland area. The origins of the Loop come from a 1904 proposal by visionary...
OR 21.5 mi Asphalt
Situated to the north of New Orleans across Lake Pontchartrain, the Tammany Trace was Louisiana's first rail-trail. The Trace, as it’s known to locals, is so named because it traces across St. Tammany...
LA 27.4 mi Asphalt
Tanglefoot Trail, Mississippi’s longest rail-trail, meanders 43.6 miles through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. The trail follows the...
MS 43.6 mi Asphalt
The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail follows the coastline of Anchorage along Knik Arm and Cook Inlet. Many rest areas provide scenic views of Anchorage, the surrounding mountain ranges, and tidal inlets....
AK 11 mi Asphalt
The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail is one of the best hiking and biking trails in the Mid-Atlantic region. It allows for nearly 20 miles of flat travel, punctuated by a number of access points and an...
MD 19.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes covers nearly 72 paved miles through scenic mountains and valleys in Idaho's Panhandle. The area has a rich mining, railroading and Native American history, too, and...
ID 71.8 mi Asphalt
The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail offers scenic wonders from dense forests, open fields and lush waterways to railroad relics and delightful small towns. Cyclists and equestrians love the...
VA 32.7 mi Gravel
A Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame rail-trail, the Wabash Trace Nature Trail earns its title—providing an amazing trip through the rural forests and countryside of southwest Iowa. The trail...
IA 62.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park—the longest pedestrian bridge in the world at just over 1.6 miles—emerges from the trees and over the rooftops of the old riverfront town of...
NY 1.6 mi Concrete
The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is one of suburban Washington, D.C.'s most popular rail-trails. The heavily used trail is frequented by commuters and recreationists alike, and is a...
VA 45 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Washington Secondary Bike Path offers just over 19 miles of paved trail from Cranston (Providence’s southwestern neighbor) to Coventry. The rail-trail, Rhode Island’s longest, follows the former...
RI 19.2 mi Asphalt
Connecting small communities and suburban neighborhoods, the 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida's most popular rail-trails, thanks to its reputation and proximity to metro Orlando. Fifteen...
FL 22 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips

Top Trail Itineraries

Ghost Town Trail

PA - 44.5 miles
Surfaces: Crushed Stone

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

NC - 8 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Crushed Stone

Blackwater Canyon Trail

WV - 10.5 miles
Surfaces: Dirt,Gravel

River's Edge Trail

MT - 41.4 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Gravel
Accordion

Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail

TN - 6.5 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Gravel

Nickel Plate Trail

IN - 36.9 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt

Paulinskill Valley Trail

NJ - 27.1 miles
Surfaces: Ballast,Cinder,Dirt,Grass

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

IA - 62.6 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Concrete,Crushed Stone

Sussex Branch Trail

NJ - 18 miles
Surfaces: Cinder,Dirt,Grass

Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail

UT - 23.5 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt

Astoria Riverwalk

OR - 6.4 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Boardwalk

North County Trailway

NY - 20.7 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt

Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

KS - 51.3 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Crushed Stone

Route of the Hiawatha

ID - 15 miles
Surfaces: Gravel

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

MD - 19.5 miles
Surfaces: Crushed Stone,Dirt

Leelanau Trail

MI - 16.6 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt

New Trail Reviews

Rode the entire length a couple of times. Last time in June 2019. The first 10 miles out of Cumberland are terrible. If it has rained recently you will get muddy. When we went through it looked like they hadn't even mowed sections of it in a year. After that the trail had some rough patches but was ride-able. I would definitely not ride a rode bike on this trail, especially not with road tires. You need a bike with some suspension and some grip through this area. The Paw Paw tunnel was open when we went through, very interesting. Very rough and narrow inside the tunnel.
Don't know what you do if you meet a bicyclist coming the opposite direction inside the tunnel. Between Harper's Ferry and Brunswick they have resurfaced the trail and it was great. They need to put a ramp on the bridge to Harper's Ferry. We skip it as we don't want to leave our bikes behind and we aren't carrying fully loaded bikes up the spiral staircase. Fort Fredrick is an interesting side trip. The only reason the trail gets as a high a rating as I gave it is that there are free campsites all along the trail and historical markers. A lot of the campsites are by the Potomac river. They are very rustic just a picnic table, fire ring and Porta John. Sometimes there is a working water pump, sometime there isn't. I would suggest carrying a water filter, the water from the pumps is usually orange with iodine. They are usually quiet except for the occasional train. Along this trail you really can't get away from the occasional train. Also, bring bug spray in the summer if you are camping. You really don't need sunscreen, very seldom are you out from under the trees. There are huge trees all along the path.

We rode the trail with camping gear and stayed at many of the free trail camping locations. I wish there were more of them especially near the southern end of the trail. There you have to pay for camping but it isn't much and the places are very nice. The trail is beautiful and shaded once you get south of McKeesport, North of that you go through a lot of urban and industrial area. It gets a little difficult to follow the trail through Pittsburgh near downtown. The area between Connelsville and Ohiopyle is probably the most scenic but I would suggest doing it early in the morning and on a weekday. It can get pretty busy on a weekend. The ride down the mountain into Cumberland is great if you are southbound. The ride up the mountain is strenuous if you are northbound. We have done it both ways. Cumberland has a great downtown area.

I like to ride the Olde Muskingum one way and then cross over to the towpath at Canal Fulton and Forty Corners and ride it back. Doing it this way you create a nice loop that is mostly shaded. If you want to shorten the loop, you also have the option of crossing over High Mill or Butterbridge. I live in the area and do this often. If you ride on weekdays it isn't very busy, the towpath gets more traffic. However, weekends and evenings you can get a lot of dog walkers near Canal Fulton on this trail. Because of recent flooding in the area both trails have some rough spots. Both surfaces are crushed limestone.

Accordion

The Lamoille Valley Railtrail is a wonderful trail. I ride this trail a lot, usually once a week in the summer. I ride the two main sections ST J to West Danville and Morrisville to Cambridge Junction, both about 17 miles long.

There's some good news, this new section is just 1.5 miles long, stretching from the Mississiquoi Rail Trail intersection to Bridge Street in Sheldon, but this short section contains the longest original railroad bridge with great new decking on it. Best for now to ride this section in conjunction with a Mississiquoi trail ride for now.
Hopefully the complete 93 mile Lamoille Valley Railtrail will be totally completed in a few years, along with the existing 26 mile Mississiquoi RT, northern Vermont will offer some great rail-trails!

This trail system is one of the FEW trails available in the area that's mostly paved for road bike riders! So, anyone walking on this trail should get used to bikers as well. Also, anyone riding a road bike on this trail without a doubt is mindful of pedestrians at all times, cyclists just want a safe place to ride without a 5,000 lb SUV next to them, this is one of the few trails that offer this security. Once they link the EAST and West sections its going to be the finest bicycle trail around.

Absolutely beautiful ride!! Along the way we discovered that legislation has been passed to not allow Ebikes... what a bummer!

This trail is well maintained and well marked. Definitely one of the better rail-trails in the Pacific Northwest and well worth the stop. Any kind of bike will work on this trail. One can only hope that it will be lengthened in the future.

Picked up the trail at the end in Klamath Falls in July. I rode a suspended mountain bike and my friend rode an off-rode trike. The paved section had many, many deep cracks about 25 feet apart. They were filled in with tar but the cracks were still noticeable. I mention this because if you have a bad back, you will feel this the next day. There were many residents using the trail and that was great to see.

When I read the guidebooks I was aware that the paved section stops at Oline. However, I had the impression that the trail width would remain unchanged. When we got to Olene the wide paved trail went to a narrow, single-track trail that was unpassable for a trike. We were disappointed that our venture was stopped so soon.

The trail is all open now. Terrific wilderness bike ride, especially in the morning when you are likely to see wildlife. I saw five (!) fawns just today!

No cracks in the pavement. Just a smooth ride with plenty of roadside stops along the way, and great food options in Bristol.

Great trail to ride to the beach. I only rode on the 14 mile stretch from Amtrak Anaheim station to the beach but the trail was awesome Great surface to ride, parks and brides along the way many on and off access . but continuing trail with no autos to worry about.

Great beautiful trail to ride It can get difficult if the beach is very busy. You may have to ride around and through crowds but it is part of the fun a bit. Bathrooms and food is available all along the trail. Great scenery and mostly flat.

The Nor Bath trail is a great but short ride. Beautiful farm land surround the trail. The trail also runs through beautiful parks. The only downside of the trail is the busy roads you have to cross. Not for younger riders because of this. But a very enjoyable ride

Although not mentioned in the trail description there is another section of the Eagle Valley Trail from the west end of Edwards towards the east to the intersection of the Gore Valley Trail east of the small town of Eagle-Vail. Additionally, they are actively working on the trail to the east of Eagle with about 6 miles completed. Will ride that section before long and report on progress.

Started this section of the trail in Edwards. Parked in the free underground parking garage at the Riverwalk shopping area. Easy trail access from the garage. (Major construction on the Edwards Access Road and Hwy 6 intersection.) Starting at the garage avoided having to ride through construction zone. Rode east to the Gore Valley Trail (0.0 mile marker is at the intersection of Gore Creek and Eagle River) and then another 5 miles to the Lionshead parking garage in Vail. This was a steady gradual uphill climb to Vail. Nothing bad but is uphill.

The trail is good condition and with some cracking. It is a wide path for the most part and well marked, better than the section in Eagle and Gypsum. For a Wednesday morning there was a lot of traffic (bikers, runners, boarders, walkers, etc.) on much of the trail. Easy enough to get around but do need to watch going around blind corners.

The trail follows closely along the Eagle River, past condos, golf courses, riparian areas, etc. There are some sections alongside Hwy 6 and the portion through Eagle-Vail is on the main road with wide shoulders. Portion of the Gore Valley Trail is also along the Frontage Road but not a lot of traffic.

Overall I enjoyed this trail and would do it again.

Future adventure will be to ride from Lionshead parking garage east to the top of Vail Pass. Will be lots of uphill on that trail.


Last July, I reported that the bridges were a pretty sketchy to go over with horses. I am so happy to report that the bridge's planks have been replaced. I've ridden several days lately and each time the gentlemen brush-hogging were so polite turning off their motors so they wouldn't spook the horses. All the bikes and hikers I have met are so sweet and friendly. I just love to ride my horses on this trail. Thank you to whomever is responsible for maintaining the P R/T!

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