Best Trails in The United States

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Air Line State Park Trail

54.6 mi
State: CT
Ballast, Crushed Stone, 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

12.7 mi
State: DC, MD
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Cardinal Greenway

62 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 (RI)

14.3 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Eastern Trail

24 mi
State: ME
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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

46 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

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

78 mi
State: WV
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Greenway of Greater Grand Forks

21.1 mi
State: MN, ND
Asphalt

Headwaters Trail System

12.8 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Heritage Rail Trail County Park

27.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

High Line

1.5 mi
State: NY
Concrete

High Trestle Trail

30.1 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete

Historic Railroad Trail

3.7 mi
State: NV
Crushed Stone, Dirt

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

Iron King Trail

4.1 mi
State: AZ
Dirt

Island Line Rail Trail

13.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Gravel

Junction & Breakwater Trail

8.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State Park

34 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Katy Trail State Park

239.6 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Ke Ala Hele Makalae

7.3 mi
State: HI
Asphalt, Concrete

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

44.4 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

45.5 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Michael N. Castle C&D Canal 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

23.7 mi
State: WV
Crushed Stone

Monon Trail

27.1 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

125 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Oklahoma River Trails

13 mi
State: OK
Asphalt

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

285 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

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

23 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

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

57.7 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

28.2 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

19.7 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

73.2 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

63 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

23 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, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The American River Parkway (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 Foundation. The...
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
Closure Notice: Starting March 15, 2021, the Lecount Hollow trailhead and parking lot will be closed as the DCR works on extending the trail; please consult the official project site for the latest...
MA 27.5 mi Asphalt
Detour Notice: As of September 2017, the Capital Crescent Trail east of downtown Bethesda was closed due to the construction of the Purple Line light-rail system. It is estimated that the reopening of...
DC, MD 12.7 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 62 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 for updates and potential trail closures..  The D&L...
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 Eastern Trail connects the historic towns along Maine’s southern coast from the woods near Kennebunk to South Portland’s harbor lighthouse; 24 miles of the route follows off-road rail-trail and...
ME 24 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail curves northwest from St. Petersburg and the stretches to form a rough "C" shape before ending in Tarpon...
FL 46 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Ever since the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) was completed in 2013, overnight bicycle riders and backpackers have flocked to the 150-mile rail-trail that travels through Western Pennsylvania and...
MD, PA 150 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Greenbrier River Trail is arguably West Virginia’s premier rail-trail, running for 78 miles past remote small towns and through lush forests along the banks of the longest undammed river in the...
WV 78 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 12.8 mi Asphalt
Heritage Rail Trail County Park (HRT), along with the connecting Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail that continues south through Maryland, are in Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Hall of Fame. Both trails follow...
PA 27.4 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 30.1 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 Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park is a 28-mile, high-elevation trail that follows I-80, from the charming streets of Park City through the smaller communities of Wanship and Coalville...
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
Although located within easy reach of the Washington, D.C., metro area, the Indian Head Rail Trail in southern Maryland seems far removed from the hectic pace of urban life. The 13-mile paved...
MD 13.4 mi Asphalt
The Iron King Trail begins in the community of Granville and heads west for an enjoyable 4.1-mile adventure. The trail's western trailhead is just beyond the Point of Rocks junction with Prescott...
AZ 4.1 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
The Junction & Breakwater Trail follows a section of the former Penn Central railroad, connecting the Delaware beach towns of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. Winding through 4.1 miles of Cape Henlopen State...
DE 8.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete, 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: May 2020 - In June 2019, parts of the Katy Trail were flooded. While much has been repaired, please check trail conditions on the Missouri State Parks website  before going out to ride as...
MO 239.6 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 44.4 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
Closure notice: As of April 2020, dangerous conditions due to erosion of the trail have necessitated the closure of portions of this trail. Visit the trail manager's website for closure details as...
MI 23.7 mi Asphalt
Stretching 44 miles northwest from Chain Park, which is nestled along the Leaf River in Hattiesburg, to small-town Prentiss, the Longleaf Trace traverses landscapes that range from the bustling heart...
MS 45.5 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 N. Castle C&D Canal Trail offers a scenic 12.4-mile route along the north shore of the Chesa­peake and Delaware Canal in northern Delaware. The popular trail is named after the former...
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 23.7 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 27.1 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
Closure Notice: As of October 3rd 2022, the entire trail is closed due to flooding from Hurricane Ian. Check the City of Raleigh's alert page for the most up-to-date information.  Along the eastern...
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. It weaves through Grafton and Merrimack counties and is less than a 2-hour drive...
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 125 miles in and around the city of Milwaukee on a changing terrain of flat...
WI 125 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
Closure Notice: The trestle across Lower Crab Creek was destroyed by a fire. This section is closed indefinitely but a detour is available (see trail map). For updates, please check the Palouse to...
WA 285 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand
The Panhandle Trail offers the most direct and scenic route for self-propelled travel between the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Although the trail...
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
Spanning 51 miles, the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park runs from Ottawa to Iola, offering plenty of recreation and enjoyment for birdwatchers, cyclists, walkers, joggers and anyone with a desire to...
KS 51.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
To say that the connected rail-trails of Prescott are oases in sun-baked, north-central Arizona is no exaggeration. Wherever water touches this arid landscape—and it does along the Peavine and Iron...
AZ 6 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The nearly 20-mile Prisma Health (formerly Greenville Health System) Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. The...
SC 23 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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
Closure Notice: The District Department of Transportation and the National Park Service are working on a construction project that began in March 2021 and will affect much of the southern segment of...
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 57.7 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
Closures:  Starting Wednesday, May 18, 2022, a portion of the Tammany Trace, starting at the East side of the Lacombe Bayou Drawbridge to Neslo Rd, will be closed for repaving. This project is...
LA 28.2 mi Asphalt
The Tanglefoot Trail wanders 43.6 miles through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. The rail-trail follows the former railroad line once led by...
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 a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts because of its proximity to populous Baltimore and its relatively flat course, which winds along river valleys through...
MD 19.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes covers 73 paved miles through scenic mountains and valleys in Idaho's Panhandle. The area has a rich mining, railroading and Native American history, too, and there are...
ID 73.2 mi Asphalt
Inducted into RTC’s Rail-Trail Hall of Fame in 2014, the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail offers scenic wonders ranging from dense forests, open fields, and lush waterways to railroad relics...
VA 34 mi Gravel
Notice: On April 9, 2020, the East Nishnabotna bridge on the north side of Shenandoah was damaged by a fire. Over 50 feet will have to be completely torn off and rebuilt. There is no through access:...
IA 63 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park—the longest pedestrian bridge in the world at 1.28 miles—emerges from the trees and over the rooftops of the old riverfront town of Poughkeepsie,...
NY 1.6 mi Concrete
The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD), one of suburban Washington, D.C.’s most popular rail-­trails, is a fantastic link between the state’s rural and historical past and the nation’s capital....
VA 45 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 23 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips

Top Trail Itineraries

Island Line Rail Trail

VT - 13.4 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Gravel

Olympic Discovery Trail

WA - 90 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Crushed Stone,Dirt

Nickel Plate Trail

IN - 36.9 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt

Longleaf Trace

MS - 45.5 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt
Accordion

Tunnel Hill State Trail

IL - 55.3 miles
Surfaces: Concrete,Crushed Stone

Arkansas River Trail

AR - 21.2 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Concrete

Jane Addams Trail

IL - 18.9 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Crushed Stone

Northern Rail Trail

NH - 57.6 miles
Surfaces: Cinder,Crushed Stone

North County Trailway

NY - 20.7 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

WA - 31.7 miles
Surfaces: Gravel

Great Allegheny Passage

MD,PA - 150 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Concrete,Crushed Stone,Dirt,Gravel

High Line

NY - 1.5 miles
Surfaces: Concrete

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

VA - 8.5 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt

American Tobacco Trail

NC - 22.2 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt,Crushed Stone

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

MN - 70 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt

Chippewa River State Trail

WI - 38.5 miles
Surfaces: Asphalt

New Trail Reviews

Beautiful and easily accessible from parking area across from marina. On our way back to the car took the detour on the beautiful side trail along the inner waterway next to the DelWeb community. Undulating hills by the waters edge. Trail dead ends so you must turn back

We were not able to connect the dots without a spill from a flat tire on a bridge in traffic. The nearby bikeshop was closed and only opens a couple of days a week. The trail needs signs and cleanup to allow for what this map displays.

With what they charge to ride this loose gravel trail, and the huge number of novice cyclists, families with infants in bike trailers and couch potatoes who need an electric bike with huge tires and an extra-wide seat to ride downhill, this thing should be paved. It's more of an amusement park attraction than a bike trail, so give the public what they look for in a Disneyland-like experience! They should re-invest their obvious huge profits in paving and more frequent shuttle services. If it wasn't loose gravel, experienced cyclists would ride it in both directions and not end up at the bottom, in lines 200 yards long, in the midday sun, with no shade, with all the young families with crying children, waiting for the bus that takes them back to the parking at the top. Or at least, stop selling tickets to ride down, when the line at the bottom is out of control. And despite what the promotional material says, do not attempt the descent on a road bike. It is by no means, "packed gravel." It is very loose and very dangerous on tall, skinny, high PSI tires. What could have been a glorious experience in breathtaking surroundings was ruined by the mess this "organization" has created.

Accordion

Our car was broken into; The drivers window was shattered out and everything was stolen inside the vehicle including all our tools and our very expensive sound system. There are no lights, no cameras, and the entire area is very sketchy at night. I would not recommend parking your vehicle in that parking lot at all.

It’s a fun trail, but the only issue is it’s busy & gets very slippery by the entrance with all the debri from the plants.

I rode this trail one time and did not enjoy it and swore I'd never do it again. It was difficult to follow/find, unattractive, and dangerous. I lived in downtown Wilmington at Pier 33 for 2 months and rode to Wrightsville Beach frequently, but only once on this full trail. Instead, I created a more pleasant, safe and enjoyable route from downtown to Empie Park and then hopped on the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail, which is MUCH prettier, enjoyable, and safe.

I stayed downtown on the waterfront for two months, and in that time I rode a combination of the River to Sea and Gary Shell Cross-City Trail to go from downtown to Wrightsville Beach. The River to Sea Trail is pretty tough, with narrow, bumpy streets downtown and only bike lanes which amounted to painted markings only. It goes through some pretty sketch neighborhoods, too. I didn't always feel safe, so I improvised and created my own route from downtown to where I intersected the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail at Empie Park. At that point, I followed the Gary Shell trail and I enjoyed most all of the ride to the beach. Of course, I'd love fewer traffic lights, but honestly for that part of the trail there were long stretches of uninterrupted trail that felt less like city riding with lakes, trees, etc. From my location at Pier 33 apartments, it was almost exactly 15 miles to Wrightsville Beach, making a perfect afternoon ride out and back.

In the last week of October 2022, while heading to N. VA. to attend a hobby show,
I decided to bring along the bike to sample some bike trails along the way.
First stop was the Cardinal Greenway. Next I transited to N.VA via Ohio, Pennsylvania,
W. Va & Maryland. Oct 27 2022, I took My first ride on the "Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
National Historical Park" towpath (here after 'C&O'). By comparison to other trails I've
done, this trail is packed gravel, so a change of wheels/tires was in order. The surface
reminded Me of the Forest Service roads at De Soto NF, so I felt right at home. My start
point was Carderock Recreation Area. The access road actually goes through a tunnel
'under' the canal & towpath! This is milepost 10.5. From there I went west toward mp 16.6,
Swain Lock (lock 21). On the way you will encounter 'the Great Falls' of the Potomac. Stop
and check out the walkway to the Olmsted Island & Falls Overlook. Spectacular, and this is
just 10 miles west of Wasington DC! I then visited the Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center, then
returned to Carderock for lunch. After a break, I headed east getting as far as mp 7 (lock 7),
before returning to Carderock. I was running out of time, & decided to save the rest of the
east leg for another day. [21 miles total, and lots of sightseeing!]
After visiting the 24th "International Paper Modelers' Convention" 2022 (the point of the road trip)
on Sunday, Oct. 30th, I decided to Return to the 'C&O', and complete the eastern leg. Starting at
the Lock 8 parking area, walking the bike down a flight of 'stairs', I started the ride at mp 8.3 in the
Seven Locks area, heading east. Soon encountered the Capital Cresent trail, which crosses the C&O
on an old railway bridge, then runs parallel into the city. Just for comparison, I rode the Cresent, which
is asphalt, into town, and the C&O out. With a brief hour of sightseeing by bike around the National Mall
(because I was there) then back to the start. 3 hrs/22 miles. Will return again, as this was just a recon
ride [the whole C&O is 184.5 miles] I only scratched the surface!

Rode this and other sections this morning. I would recommend a gravel bike to have the most fun. Semi slicks work really good.

This trail continues for 10 miles , 20 miles round trip. I start the trail at Belmont ave by Clark Park and continue thru new connection over Addison Ave continue thru Horner Park . You can travel on Manor Ave to enter the trail at Lawrence Ave and connect to the trail on Argyle. I continue the. Trail thru Green Bay Road . I am able to ride the trail their and back usually in 90 to 100 minutes . Excellent trail not very busy , I have been riding five times a week for 3 months Lou

I rode this route for the first time today. It’s a very well maintained paved trail. I really enjoyed the ride. The creek is very nice, and you can hardly tell you’re in the city. There are many more hills on this section of trail than the more northerly sections.Looking forward to the next time.

We rode this trail on Nov 18, 2022 on a perfect 65 degree day. It's true there is no shade so something to consider if really hot. It was amazing to us: we are from AZ and old (76) and used our pedal assist ebikes. We usually ride paved or asphalt and this was a well packed dirt road and was no problem. There was so much to look at did not even think about the few bumps. We parked at Magnolia Park Trailhead. I read this used to be closed but open now-a beautiful park and great bathrooms. We only did about 8 miles up and then back-so much to look at. Saw 10 alligators sunning themselves a few feet from the path, 2 bald eagles, 2 turtles and many ducks and different birds. At the old pumphouse? maybe 5 or 6 miles in there are two shaded picnic tables. I would do again and again. The lady at Spin City cycles in Apopka told me sometimes you can 100 alligators. They do cross the trail apparently at times heading to the marshy wetlands on the other side of the trail. Trail is elevated like on a levee but not much above the lake.

In late October, my brother and myself rode a small section of this trail starting at the Belmar Bridge as a part of riding the Allegheny River Trail (ART). We had parked at the Franklin trail head - The Belmar Bridge is 5.1 miles south of this trail head. There are steps you can walk your bike up to get to it from the ART. The Belmar Bridge is over 1300 feet in length. The views of the river and region below were well worth it. My brother took a video that made for nice memory going over the bridge. Our trip was only from the Belmar Bridge thru the Mays Mill Tunnel. We had crossed multiple smaller bridges that carried you over the Sandy Creek on our way to the tunnel. The views were beautiful and with the autumn season, the colors added to a nice time and more picture taken.

Stockton Station Park offers peaceful and spacious amenities and an excellent paved trail. Although the length of the main trail is 0.36 miles long, there are paved sub-trails that connect the park features like ball diamonds, soccer pitch, and skateboard park and then reconnect to the main trail, allowing trail users greater than a half mile of paved walking surfaces. There are also benches and dog waste stations along the lighted trails.

Bring a hat for windy days . Beautiful walk . Access to McCook park is up the hill if you want a longer walk.

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