Trail Itineraries

Rails-to-Trails Travel Guides

Itineraries summary:

Our trail itineraries provide an insider's guide to some of America's best outdoor destinations. Each trail was handpicked by staff at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for its scenic beauty, historical and cultural attractions, welcoming communities, and suitability for most ages and abilities. Our detailed multi-day itineraries include everything you need for planning a trip, including recommended places to eat, stay, visit, and rent bicycles, as well as customized maps that pinpoint these locations along each trail.
  • Name
  • Length
  • Rating
145 Results

Air Line State Park Trail

55.9 mi
State: CT
Gravel

American Tobacco Trail

22.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Arkansas River Trail

21.2 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Aroostook Valley Trail

28 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt
Accordion

Astoria Riverwalk

6.4 mi
State: OR
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Augusta Canal Trail

7.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Dirt

Baltimore and Annapolis Trail

13 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

22.7 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Betsie Valley Trail

22.1 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

25.4 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Blackstone River Greenway (RI)

11.8 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Blackwater Canyon Trail

10.5 mi
State: WV
Dirt, Gravel

Bloomingdale Trail (The 606)

2.7 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Concrete

Blue River Rail Trail

11.7 mi
State: KS
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Boise River Greenbelt

46.1 mi
State: ID
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Burke-Gilman Trail

18.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Candy Mountain Express Bike Trail

16 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Cannon Valley Trail

19.7 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Cape Cod Rail Trail

21.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Capital Crescent Trail

11 mi
State: DC, MD
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Caprock Canyons State Park Trailway

64.2 mi
State: TX
Ballast

Cardinal Greenway

62 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Catskill Scenic Trail

26 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Cedar Valley Nature Trail

67.8 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Centennial Trail State Park

37.5 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Chase Trail

14 mi
State: AK
Dirt, Gravel

Cheshire Rail Trail (Cheshire Branch Rail Trail)

32.8 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Chief Ladiga Trail

33 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Chippewa River State Trail

38.5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail

219.3 mi
State: NE
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail

6.5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Gravel

D & L Trail - Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail

25.7 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

15.7 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Deckers Creek Trail

19 mi
State: WV
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

69.5 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Delphi Historic Trails

10 mi
State: IN
Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Discovery Trail

8.3 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

8.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

East Bay Bike Path

14 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Elroy-Sparta State Trail

32 mi
State: WI
Crushed Stone

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

40 mi
State: CT
Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Fox River Trail (IL)

43 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Frisco Highline Trail

36 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Galloping Goose Trail (CO)

20 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Genesee Valley Greenway

68.8 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

George S. Mickelson Trail

109 mi
State: SD
Crushed Stone

Ghost Town Trail

36.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

28.6 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Glacial Drumlin State Trail

51.6 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Grand Teton Multi-use Pathway

20.3 mi
State: WY
Asphalt

Great Allegheny Passage

150 mi
State: MD, PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Great Northern Historical Trail

22 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Great Western Trail (IA)

16.5 mi
State: IA
Asphalt

Greenbrier River Trail

77 mi
State: WV
Gravel

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

19.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Guild-Hardy Trail

5 mi
State: TN
Gravel

Heartland State Trail

49 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

High Bridge Trail

32.4 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

High Line

1.5 mi
State: NY
Concrete

High Trestle Trail

25.6 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete

Historic Battlefield Trail

8.5 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

Historic Railroad Trail

3.7 mi
State: NV
Dirt, Gravel

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

28 mi
State: UT
Asphalt, Concrete

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

20.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Homestead Trail

40 mi
State: NE
Crushed Stone

Hop River State Park Trail

20 mi
State: CT
Crushed Stone

Illinois Prairie Path

61 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Island Line Rail Trail

14 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Gravel

Jane Addams Trail

14.8 mi
State: IL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

John Wayne Pioneer Trail

223.8 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand

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

Kennebec Valley Trail

14.6 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Keuka Outlet Trail

7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Leelanau Trail

16.6 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Lehigh Valley Trail

16.4 mi
State: NY
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Little Miami Scenic Trail

73 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Longleaf Trace

40.6 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Medicine Bow Rail Trail

21 mi
State: WY
Gravel

Mesabi Trail

115 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Military Ridge State Trail

38.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Mineral Belt Trail

11.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

26.1 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone

Mon River Trail South

17.7 mi
State: WV
Crushed Stone

Monon Trail

24 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

18 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Montour Trail

46 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Mountain-Bay State Trail

83.4 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Murdock Canal Trail

17 mi
State: UT
Asphalt, Concrete

Nashua River Rail Trail

12.3 mi
State: MA, NH
Asphalt

Neuse River Trail

27.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

New River Trail State Park

57.7 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Nickel Plate Trail

36.9 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

North Bend Rail Trail

72 mi
State: WV
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

North Central State Trail

62 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

North County Trailway

22.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Northern Rail Trail

58 mi
State: NH
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

81.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Panhandle Trail

29 mi
State: PA, WV
Crushed Stone

Paul Bunyan State Trail

119.3 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Paulinskill Valley Trail

27 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

30 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Pine Creek Rail Trail

62 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

51.3 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Raccoon River Valley Trail

88.1 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete

Redbank Valley Rail Trail

50.6 mi
State: PA
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Richard Martin Trail

10.2 mi
State: AL
Crushed Stone, Gravel

River's Edge Trail

38 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Gravel

Route of the Hiawatha

15 mi
State: ID
Gravel

Sacramento River Rail Trail

11.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento River Trail

12.27 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Saint John Valley Heritage Trail

17 mi
State: ME
Crushed Stone

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

17 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Dirt

Silver Comet Trail

61.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

31.5 mi
State: WA
Ballast, Gravel

Sussex Branch Trail

18 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

42 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Tammany Trace

27.5 mi
State: LA
Asphalt

Tanglefoot Trail

43.6 mi
State: MS
Asphalt

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Tobacco Heritage Trail

22.1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

11 mi
State: AK
Asphalt

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

19.5 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

69.1 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Tunnel Hill State Trail

55.6 mi
State: IL
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

6.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

Wabash Trace Nature Trail

63 mi
State: IA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

21.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

West Fork Trail

22 mi
State: WV
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Western Maryland Rail Trail

22 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Western Reserve Greenway

42.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wilderness Road Trail

8.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Willapa Hills Trail

56 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Withlacoochee State Trail

46 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Wood River Trails

33.7 mi
State: ID
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Air Line State Park Trail (ALSPT) provides a tranquil ride through bucolic woods and small town parks, over two viaducts and several streams, and past old mill buildings and charming waterfalls. The ...
CT 55.9 mi Gravel
The American River Bike Trail (ARBT) is a scenic riverfront pathway that follows its namesake, the American River, for 32 miles between downtown Sacramento and Beal’s Point at Folsom Lake in California. ...
CA 32 mi Asphalt
Beginning in Durham, North Carolina, the American Tobacco Trail extends more than 22 miles south through Chatham County to its southern terminus in Wake County. This popular, multi-use greenway provides ...
NC 22.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Arkansas River Trail runs along the southern and northern banks of the Arkansas River and, with four bicycle and pedestrian bridges connected to the route, loops between the communities of Little Rock ...
AR 21.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
In the remote northern woods of Maine, the Aroostook Valley Trail provides a backcountry-like recreational experience while passing through several small communities between Presque Isle, Caribou and New ...
ME 28 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
Astoria, Oregon, sits on the mouth of the mighty Columbia River, a major shipping route for decades and a lifeline of the Pacific Northwest. The story of the town is as varied as the residents themselves. ...
OR 6.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Long before the Masters Golf Tournament put Augusta on the map, the city was an important southern industrial center due to its canal. The Augusta Canal began operating in 1847 and is one of the oldest ...
GA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Accordion
The Baltimore and Annapolis Trail (B&A) is part of the East Coast Greenway and follows the old Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad from Annapolis to Glen Burnie. The B&A is located about 30 miles east of Baltimore, ...
MD 13 mi Asphalt
Located only 26 miles west of Portland, the Banks-Vernonia State Trail is a 21-mile paved route that is surrounded by splendid forests, crosses over 12 bridges and trestles, passes alongside crystal clear ...
OR 22.7 mi Asphalt
Blanketed by forests, flowing with rivers and lapped by the expansive eastern shore of Lake Michigan, the Betsie River region in northwest Michigan is an attractive outdoor playground featuring miles of ...
MI 22.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Lying east of Lassen Volcanic National Park, the spectacular Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail connects Westwood to Susanville in Lassen County. This rail-trail follows the route of the old Fernley ...
CA 25.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
Tucked in to the northeast corner of Rhode Island is the nearly 12-mile Blackstone River Greenway (formerly known as the Blackstone River Bikeway), which travels from Valley Falls in the south to Woonsocket ...
RI 11.8 mi Asphalt
Before attempting to bike the Blackwater Canyon Trail, consider that when this was first a rail line back in the late 1800s the route was so steep that extra locomotives were kept on hand just to help ...
WV 10.5 mi Dirt, Gravel
In recent years, Chicago has taken the lead in creating innovative public parks and greenspaces, and its recent addition, The 606, is no exception. The centerpiece of this newly built park is the 2.7-mile-long ...
IL 2.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Blue River Rail Trail in northern Kansas follows the course of its namesake, the Big Blue River, as well as the former right-of-way of Union Pacific Railway’s Beatrice Branch line. Spanning 9.1 miles, ...
KS 11.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Idaho may be known for potatoes but it is also home to some of our country’s most scenic trails. The Boise River Greenbelt (BRG) is 46 miles of wildlife, nature’s beauty and outdoor activities. Located ...
ID 46.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
You’ll likely find bike riders of every stripe and style on Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail. A constant stream of men and women wearing business duds, team cycling kits, or everyday casual wear pedal their ...
WA 18.8 mi Asphalt
Big Rock Candy Mountain is one of the most recognizable geological sites in central Utah. More than 22 million years ago, volcanoes in the area erupted leaving volcanic rock 3,000 feet thick and full of ...
UT 16 mi Asphalt
Through a beautiful wooded river valley in southern Minnesota, the Cannon Valley Trail follows the former Chicago Great Western Railway line for nearly 20 miles to connect Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing. ...
MN 19.7 mi Asphalt
Immerse yourself in all that Cape Cod has to offer on this scenic 22-mile paved trail through the heart of the Cape. Pass through charming villages; enjoy sand dune vistas; experience a variety of landscapes, ...
MA 21.9 mi Asphalt
The history of the Capital Crescent Trail—named for its shape and location near DC—is closely tied to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy itself: many of RTC’s original staff and board members contributed directly ...
DC, MD 11 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Located in a remote section of the Texas panhandle, Caprock Canyons State Park is an arid plateau with distinctive cliffs and a startling natural beauty. This land was once home to mammoth, giant bison, ...
TX 64.2 mi Ballast
Spanning 62 miles, the Cardinal Greenway is Indiana’s longest paved bike trail and provides a beautiful and serene ride over rolling hills through farmland, countryside and small towns. The route follows ...
IN 62 mi Asphalt
The Catskill Scenic Trail lives up to its name as it winds through a broad farming valley and small towns in New York's Catskill Mountains. Vistas of rolling mountains frame the forests, rivers and bucolic ...
NY 26 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
In eastern Iowa, the 52-mile Cedar Valley Nature Trail follows the floodplain of the Cedar River to connect Hiawatha to Evansdale. Farm and wetlands provide the backdrop for most of this rural route though ...
IA 67.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Following the serpentine pattern of the Spokane River as it flows westward, the Centennial Trail State Park winds its way from the Idaho border through downtown Spokane to the community of Nine Mile Falls. ...
WA 37.5 mi Asphalt
Though the Chase Trail is only 14 miles, a cycle along this flat railroad corridor is like dipping your toe into a true remote wilderness adventure without diving in full-body. Between the rough-hewn charms ...
AK 14 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Cheshire Rail Trail is a quintessential New England experience, providing 33-miles of beautiful scenery and charming villages with a varied terrain that makes it the perfect trail in any season. Once ...
NH 32.8 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The nearly 33-mile Chief Ladiga Trail, stretching from the northeast corner of Alabama to the Georgia state line, is a regional playground nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Following ...
AL 33 mi Asphalt
Traveling along the Chippewa River from Eau Claire south to Durand, the Chippewa River State Trail (CRST) offers an almost 40-mile route that traverses prairies, sandstone bluffs and wetlands. The trail ...
WI 38.5 mi Asphalt
Cutting across northern Nebraska is the Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail, or the Cowboy, for short. Following the old Chicago & Northwestern rail route, this former "Cowboy Line" currently stretches ...
NE 219.3 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
On the old rail bed of the Tennessee Central Railroad, the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail offers 6.5 scenic miles of trail along the northeast banks of the Cumberland River. Built on the upper edge ...
TN 6.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The 26-mile Lehigh Valley Gorge Trail, part of the D & L Canal Trail in eastern Pennsylvania, slices a tantalizing path through a montage of forests, mountains and river valley. The entire route snakes ...
PA 25.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT) is a 16-mile, dirt surface, permit-only trail located near Fredericksburg. The trail is part of approximately 240 acres of unspoiled woods in the northern neck ...
VA 15.7 mi Dirt
“Almost heaven, West Virginia.” So evocative were the opening words to John Denver’s song about the state that residents there took them to heart, thereafter referring to their home state as almost heaven. ...
WV 19 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Once a path for mules and horses towing cargo along the canal, today the 69.5-mile Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park Trail (DRCSPT) is one of the most popular recreational areas in New Jersey. Located ...
NJ 69.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Wabash and Erie Canal in Indiana was a shipping canal constructed to link the Great Lakes to the Ohio River and provide commercial access to routes onward to the Gulf of Mexico. Construction began ...
IN 10 mi Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Denver and Rio Grande Western Trail (DRGW) is a 25-mile paved rail-trail that runs north-south through the Wasatch Front, a large metropolitan area in north-central Utah’s Salt Lake Valley. Nestled ...
UT 23.5 mi Asphalt
For some, it doesn’t get much better than walking, biking, or skating on a paved path that trundles alongside the Pacific Ocean and winds around grassy dunes uninterrupted by street signs and car traffic. ...
WA 8.3 mi Asphalt
For anyone who enjoys biking on roads, but is fearful of passing cars, the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (DSCT) is for you. The trail follows 8.5 miles of wide, flat asphalt that was formerly a state highway. ...
VA 8.5 mi Asphalt
The East Bay Bicycle Path (EBBP) is a scenic, 14-mile paved rail-trail that hugs the shores of Narrangansett Bay between Providence and Bristol in Rhode Island. This pathway offers trail users stunning ...
RI 14 mi Asphalt
The Elroy-Sparta State Trail is one glorious segment of five Wisconsin trails, which form a seamless greenway linking more than 100 miles of trails, from the banks of the Mississippi, through hills and ...
WI 32 mi Crushed Stone
From the bucolic landscape of Yale University’s New Haven campus, over several scenic bridges, through quaint New England towns, past historical canal locks and rural Connecticut farmland, the Farmington ...
CT 40 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel
In northern Illinois, the Fox River Trail runs 43 miles through the Fox River Valley between Oswego and Algonquin. This rail-trail, built on stretches of three former railroads, follows its namesake river ...
IL 43 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Frisco Highline Trail, running 36 miles between Springfield and Bolivar, is Missouri’s second longest rail-trail. On the abandoned corridor of the Burlington Northern, the route travels through the ...
MO 36 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Fresh air, exquisite views and a bit of history is what you will find when you ride the Galloping Goose Trail (GGT) in Telluride, Colorado. Located in the southwestern part of the state, blue skies and ...
CO 20 mi Dirt, Gravel
In western New York, the Genesee Valley Greenway traverses five counties on its way south from Rochester to Black Creek, just north of Cuba. This greenway follows two historical transportation routes: ...
NY 68.8 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
On the western border of South Dakota, the Black Hills are an oasis of spruce and pine forest, colorful granite outcrops and burbling creeks in an ocean of dry plains. Slicing through mountains, the George ...
SD 109 mi Crushed Stone
Today, Western Pennsylvania offers visitors a bucolic rural landscape of rushing streams, dense woods, and abundant wildlife, but in the latter part of the 19th century this part of the state was a thriving ...
PA 36.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Paralleling northern Minnesota’s scenic State Highway 61 and hugging the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail takes you on a journey in which you encounter boreal ...
MN 28.6 mi Asphalt
About 25,000 years ago, glaciers covered most of the state of Wisconsin. As these giant ice sheets retreated they left behind cigar-shaped formations in the earth, known as drumlins. These geological features ...
WI 51.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Northwest Wyoming is a place of incredible beauty. The Teton Range is one of the most distinctive features of the region, and the two neighboring national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton, attract millions ...
WY 20.3 mi Asphalt
The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is indeed magnificent. This 150-mile trail, running from Cumberland, Maryland, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, traces the paths of railroads that helped build the America ...
MD, PA 150 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Surrounded by the splendor of western Montana’s Rocky Mountains, the Great Northern Historical Trail extends 22 miles between the lakeside town of Somers and the mountain valley community of Kila. This ...
MT 22 mi Asphalt
The Great Western Trail in central Iowa is a paved, 16.5-mile rail-trail that heads south from urban Des Moines to the small, rural town of Martensdale. Built on an abandoned rail bed for the Chicago Great ...
IA 16.5 mi Asphalt
In a state with many fabulous rail-trails offering tranquil riding, spectacular views, and an abundance of natural wonders, the nearly 80-mile long Greenbrier River Trail is the crown jewel of West Virginia’s ...
WV 77 mi Gravel
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an unexpected surprise awaits you in the vibrant southern city of Greenville, S.C. The town has received much praise in recent years for its revitalized ...
SC 19.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Guild-Hardy Trail is a 10-mile, round-trip hiking and bicycling route on southern Tennessee’s Lookout Mountain. This rail-trail winds up and down forested slopes to follow the route of the former Chattanooga ...
TN 5 mi Gravel
Minnesota’s Heartland State Trail, established in 1974, was one of this country’s first rail corridors to be converted into a trail. In the heart of the state, this nearly 50-mile trail connects the small ...
MN 49 mi Asphalt
The area surrounding the High Bridge Trail is steeped in history, and before arriving, it is worthwhile to brush up on Civil War events in order to best appreciate the role the region played in the war. ...
VA 32.4 mi Crushed Stone
An urban rail-trail in New York’s Manhattan, may at first be hard to conceptualize. Fortunately for us, a group of committed individuals not only imagined this possibility but accomplished the daunting ...
NY 1.5 mi Concrete
Linking the exurbs of north Des Moines to the rural community of Woodward, the 25-mile High Trestle Trail cuts a dogleg through Iowa farmland. Since opening in 2011, this pathway, connecting four counties, ...
IA 25.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The nearly 9-mile long Historic Battlefield Trail in Brownsville is the ideal way to experience the cultural, historical, and natural beauty of southeast Texas. The trail travels from the heart of the ...
TX 8.5 mi Asphalt
If the one-arm bandits, cards and roulette wheels of Vegas don’t thrill you, we invite you to take a spin on bike wheels instead, with a visit to Nevada’s nearby southern desert. Beyond the 24-7 flashing ...
NV 3.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
Park City is one of the most vibrant mountain towns in the west. Rich in history, filled with endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, and featuring a thriving arts and culture scene, this hamlet ...
UT 28 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway traces a beautiful, twisting 21-mile course along the Hocking River in southeastern Ohio, from Athens to Nelsonville. The rail-trail draws its name from the ancient Adena ...
OH 20.3 mi Asphalt
Named after the Homestead Act of 1862, this recreational trail runs through the Nebraska prairie and farmland that once drew scores of hopeful settlers to the region. Tucked in the southeastern corner ...
NE 40 mi Crushed Stone
The Hop River State Park Trail is a 19-mile passage through the scenic countryside of eastern Connecticut. Developed partially along the corridor of the former 1840s Hartford, Providence and Fishkill rail ...
CT 20 mi Crushed Stone
Celebrated for being one of the country’s first rail-trail conversions, the Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) is a 61-mile Rail-Trail Hall of Fame destination. Just as the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin electric ...
IL 61 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Island Line Rail Trail offers some of the most spectacular scenery and unique experiences you’ll likely encounter on any bike trail. The route follows the Lake Champlain shoreline north from Burlington, ...
VT 14 mi Asphalt, Gravel
In northern Illinois, the scenic and rural Jane Addams Trail runs nearly 15 miles between Freeport and the Illinois/Wisconsin border. This multi-use rail-trail, following the rail bed of the former Illinois ...
IL 14.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
At nearly 224 miles, the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington state is one of the longest rail-trails in the US. It starts in the western foothills of the snow-capped Cascades and ends at the Idaho border, ...
WA 223.8 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Sand
The Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State Park is a 34.5-mile slice of heaven, southwest Michigan-style. From the lively town of Kalamazoo, you travel through farmland, woods and rural villages to complete ...
MI 34 mi Crushed Stone
Stretching from western Missouri to the St. Louis Metro area, the Katy Trail State Park is certainly high on the list of must-ride trails for avid cyclists. Several accolades support this including the ...
MO 239.6 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Even if you’ve never been to Kaua'i, the northernmost island of Hawai'i, chances are you’ve seen it. The island has been variously cast as a Costa Rican island (“Jurassic Park”), South Korea (the opening ...
HI 7.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
In central Maine, this serene trail follows a former narrow-gauge logging railroad, cutting through dense woodlands and following the beautiful Kennebec River for much of its 14.6 miles. The Kennebec Valley ...
ME 14.6 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
In the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region, the Keuka Outlet Trail connects the historical lakeside village of Penn Yan on Keuka Lake with Dresden on Seneca Lake. Though a short rail-trail, just seven ...
NY 7 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
Popular as an outdoor playground for adventurers on both water and land, northern Michigan is home to a network of beautiful trails, including the 15.5-mile Leelanau Trail. Tracing the path of a former ...
MI 16.6 mi Asphalt
The Lehigh Valley Trail, in the Finger Lakes region of western New York, slides between immense Lake Ontario to the north and the delicate appendages of the Finger Lakes to the south. From Victor to Rush, ...
NY 16.4 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass
In the heart of Ohio’s Miami Valley lies the Little Miami Scenic Trail, a 78-mile paved path linking Newtown to Springfield while passing through a dozen small towns, beautiful countryside and Southwestern ...
OH 73 mi Asphalt, Concrete
In the heart of Mississippi’s Pine Belt is the Longleaf Trace Trail, stretching nearly 41 miles from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg to small-town Prentiss. A designated National ...
MS 40.6 mi Asphalt
To many people, the idea of a visit to Wyoming brings up images of sagebrush, windblown plateaus, and desolate trails that lead to the horizon and beyond. That image couldn’t be more on point in regards ...
WY 21 mi Gravel
Running through the colorful heart of northern Minnesota's Iron Range, the Mesabi Trail is an invitation to experience a landscape shaped by both an abundance of natural beauty and resources. Built on ...
MN 115 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Named after Military Ridge Road, which was built along this corridor in 1835 by the army to connect Green Bay and Fort Crawford, the nearly 40-mile Military Ridge State Trail (MRST) takes visitors into ...
WI 38.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Mineral Belt Trail is an 11.6-mile loop through the historic mining town of Leadville, Colorado. This paved, high-elevation (10,000+ feet) trail offers spectacular views of the Sawatch and Mosquito ...
CO 11.6 mi Asphalt
For over 100 years the small town of St. Albans, Vermont, has been the home of the Central Vermont Railroad (now New England Central Railroad), earning it the moniker Railroad City.At its heyday, the town ...
VT 26.1 mi Crushed Stone
Nestled in the hills of northern West Virginia, Morgantown is the ideal base from which to explore many of the natural wonders of this extraordinary state. Home of West Virginia University, the town is ...
WV 17.7 mi Crushed Stone
The well-designed Monon Trail is an important urban transportation corridor connecting neighborhoods, recreational facilities, cultural centers and schools between downtown Indianapolis and the northern ...
IN 24 mi Asphalt
Majestic views of the ocean, sea otters swimming about, a rugged shore line and water-sport enthusiasts are just a few of the things you’ll see as you ride or stroll along the Monterey Peninsula Recreational ...
CA 18 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Montour Trail follows a portion of the old Montour Railroad through suburban communities near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Highlights include the 500-foot Enlow Tunnel in Findlay Township and the impressive ...
PA 46 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Occupying 83 miles of the former Chicago and Northwestern Railroad’s corridor, the Mountain-Bay State Trail is one of Wisconsin’s longest rail-trails. Beginning on the outskirts of Green Bay, the trail ...
WI 83.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Located at the base of the beautiful Wasatch Mountain range north of Provo, Utah, the flat, 17-mile, paved Murdock Canal Trail (MCT) offers stunning scenery, few crowds, excellent trail conditions and ...
UT 17 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Nashua River Rail Trail (NRRT) travels nearly 12 miles through the towns of Ayer, Groton, Pepperell and Dunstable in Massachusetts before crossing the border and ending just shy of downtown Nashua, ...
MA, NH 12.3 mi Asphalt
Traveling from Falls Lake Dam over 27 miles alongside the Neuse River, the Neuse River Trail (or Neuse River Greenway) is a slice of tranquility on the eastern outskirts of Raleigh, North Carolina. The ...
NC 27.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
In the southwestern corner of Virginia lies the premier New River Trail State Park, a 57-mile linear park between Galax and Pulaski and National Recreation Trail. The accolade this state park receives ...
VA 57.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Nickel Plate Trail is a 35-mile paved path that follows part of the route once traveled by the Nickel Plate Railroad. Bike through several rural Indiana towns as you traverse a landscape of woodlands ...
IN 36.9 mi Asphalt
The North Bend Rail-Trail (NBRT) is a scenic excursion along part of the 5,500-mile, coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail. Stretching nearly 72 miles in northern West Virginia, the trail travels from ...
WV 72 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The 62-mile North Central State Trail (NCST) offers a multi-use rail-trail adventure into Michigan's north woods, with connections to well-established tourist towns at both ends. From the trail’s southern ...
MI 62 mi Crushed Stone
The North County Trailway is a paved, multi-use path running for 22 miles through the beautiful and historical lower Hudson Valley of New York. Just as the river valley runs north-south on the eastern ...
NY 22.1 mi Asphalt
New Hampshire’s Northern Rail Trail may not win any awards for naming originality, but what it lacks in creative naming, it more than makes up for in its beautiful scenery, year-round accessibility and ...
NH 58 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts offers the perfect combination of stunning scenery, quirky college towns, fine-dining, world-class museums and opportunities for outdoor exploration. For biking enthusiasts, ...
MA 10 mi Asphalt
Lake Erie may be the second-smallest of the Great Lakes by surface area, the shallowest of them all, and the smallest by total volume, but even a tiny Great Lake is a pretty massive thing—enough so that ...
OH 81.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
This 3-day bicycle adventure on the Olympic Discovery Trail rolls across the flatlands between the choppy Strait of Juan de Fuca and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains in northwestern Washington. At places ...
WA 34.7 mi Asphalt
The 29-mile Panhandle Trail links Carnegie on the outskirts of Pittsburgh to the town of Weirton in the panhandle of West Virginia. The trail follows a portion of the corridor that the Pennsylvania Railroad ...
PA, WV 29 mi Crushed Stone
Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and the story goes that the giant lumberjack, Paul Bunyan, and his pet blue ox, Babe, created the lakes with the footprints they left behind as they roved ...
MN 119.3 mi Asphalt
The 27-mile Paulinskill Valley Trail passes through a stunning rural landscape full of wildlife and peaceful tranquility, but in some sections it can be a rough and tumble ride that includes navigating ...
NJ 27 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass
The Pere Marquette Trail follows the original route of the Flint & Pere Marquette railroad, which was later merged with two others to form the Pere Marquette Railroad in 1900. Reincorporated at various ...
MI 30 mi Asphalt
The Pine Creek Trail is one of the Northeast’s exceptional rail-trails, winding its way through what Pennsylvania calls their “Grand Canyon.” This 62-mile, mostly-flat route flows through portions of the ...
PA 62 mi Crushed Stone
The Prairie Spirit Rail Trail State Park (PST) in Kansas is a treasure. The trail is well-suited for walkers, cyclists, runners and birdwatchers, and navigates through nine towns. The trail and the towns ...
KS 51.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Raccoon River Valley Trail heads northwest from the outskirts of Des Moines along an abandoned railroad right-of-way through a wide range of Iowan-landscapes. From suburban neighborhoods to wooded ...
IA 88.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The 51-mile Redbank Valley Rail Trail offers visitors an opportunity to bike through some of the most spectacular scenery in this quiet corner of Pennsylvania. The trail travels from the confluence of ...
PA 50.6 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
Hidden in the Tennessee Valley of northern Alabama, the Richard Martin Trail is a remarkable rail-trail, packing-in both natural beauty and historic interest in its short 10 miles. Past the site of the ...
AL 10.2 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
One of the most remarkable aspects of Montana’s Rivers Edge Trail is that it provides a glimpse back in time of a significant piece of America’s history. After President Thomas Jefferson bought a sizable ...
MT 38 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Route of the Hiawatha follows one of the most scenic former railroad passages in the West, winding its way through the Bitterroot Mountains. The old right-of-way now makes for a spectacular mountain ...
ID 15 mi Gravel
Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of ...
CA 11.1 mi Asphalt
Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of ...
CA 12.27 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Fresh lobster, beautiful landscapes and a peaceful trail is what you’ll find when you experience the Saint John Valley Heritage Trail in northern Maine. The Saint John Trail connects the communities of ...
ME 17 mi Crushed Stone
If you want to experience river life the way Mark Twain pictured it, then the Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Bike Trail is for you. The trail is approximately 20 miles of level paved trail. Whether you ...
IL 20.4 mi Asphalt
The 17-mile dirt-packed Santa Fe Rail-Trail (SFRT) provides a tranquil setting to experience the haunting beautiful of the desert landscape laying just outside one of the most dynamic towns in the southwest. ...
NM 17 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Schuylkill River Trail is envisioned to begin in Philadelphia and stretch northwest from the city along the 128-mile river. The developing project is currently open in several sections, including this ...
PA 27 mi Asphalt
For recreational biking enthusiasts, the Silver Comet Trail is about as close to perfection as you can get in an off-road trail. With 61.5 miles of paved surface that passes through a few small towns, ...
GA 61.5 mi Concrete
The forests, waterfalls, and farmland of the Cascade foothills serve as a retreat for many seeking a break from the urban lifestyle of Seattle, less than an hour away. The Snoqualmie Valley Trail rolls ...
WA 31.5 mi Ballast, Gravel
Northwestern New Jersey offers visitors a spectacular rural landscape with dense forests, rolling hills, rich farmland, and quaint towns. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you bike through the heart of the ...
NJ 18 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Through South Carolina’s low country, the Swamp Fox Passage zigzags a 42-mile route across the vast Francis Marion National Forest. From Awendaw, near Bulls Bay on the Atlantic Coast, inland to Lake Moultrie, ...
SC 42 mi Dirt, Grass
The Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail is Florida’s first rail-trail and it follows the route of the state’s longest-operating railroad that was used primarily to transport cotton from ...
FL 20.5 mi Asphalt
Louisiana’s first rail-trail, the Tammany Trace, lies to the north of New Orleans across Lake Pontchartrain and traces the old Illinois Central Railroad passageway across St. Tammany Parish. Linking historical ...
LA 27.5 mi Asphalt
Meandering through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is the 44.5-mile Tanglefoot Trail. Not only is the Tanglefoot Mississippi’s longest rail-trail, it also courses though the Mississippi Hills ...
MS 43.6 mi Asphalt
While the corridor that once belonged to the Southern Railway line is no longer active, its past is very much in evidence along the 8-mile Thermal Belt Rail-Trail (TBRT). Periodically along the route train ...
NC 8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Tucked away in southern Virginia’s tobacco country, about halfway between Richmond and Raleigh, N.C., lies a continuous 17-mile stretch of the Tobacco Heritage Trail. (Other disconnected trail segments ...
VA 22.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Along what is—not arguably—one of the most scenic coastal rail-trails in the country, you’ll share your journey with plenty of amazing wildlife. Here, bald eagles nest and fish, moose and the occasional ...
AK 11 mi Asphalt
Coursing through the northern Maryland countryside among farms, woodlands and tiny villages, the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail (formerly the Northern Central Railroad Trail) covers 21 miles of mostly flat ...
MD 19.5 mi Crushed Stone
Looking for a great Western history adventure? The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is one of the West’s gems, traversing nearly the breadth of Idaho’s Panhandle along 72 entirely paved, wheelchair accessible ...
ID 69.1 mi Asphalt
If you enjoy riding over trestle bridges and through dark tunnels you must experience the Tunnel Hill State Trail (THST) in southern Illinois. This trail is 55.6 miles long and has 23 trestle bridges and ...
IL 55.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
At seven miles in length, the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail (VBRRT) may not be the longest trail you’ve ever experienced, but it provides an ideal route to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and ...
VA 6.9 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone
Although the Virginia Creeper train sounded its last whistle in 1977, the 34-mile segment of the Virginia Creeper Trail near the mountainous North Carolina–Virginia border sees as much, or more, traffic ...
VA 32.7 mi Gravel
With more than 1,200 miles of multiuse trails crisscrossing the state, Iowa styles itself as the world capital of trails, and while other trail-rich states might well object to this mantle, the 63-mile ...
IA 63 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Fly into Newburgh, N.Y. (about 70 miles north of New York City), and drive north on Interstate 87 about 23 miles to New Paltz; check in at the Moondance Ridge B&B, just minutes north of downtown and a ...
NY 21.2 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel
Tucked away in the Monongahela National Forest in the north central highlands of West Virginia is a quiet little trail that takes riders on a 22-mile route alongside the West Fork River through dense forest ...
WV 22 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) is one of the region’s more scenic trails and with the bonus that you can make a roundtrip of your explorations by incorporating the equally pleasing C&O Canal. The ...
MD 22 mi Asphalt
On the former Penn Central right-of-way, the Western Reserve Greenway cuts a north–south course from Ashtabula to Warren, Ohio. Beginning south of Lake Erie, this rail-trail stretches for 43 miles through ...
OH 42.8 mi Asphalt
Beginning in the late 1700s, thousands of pioneers setting out for Kentucky and other points west, traveled the Wilderness Road in Virginia and went through the Cumberland Gap, earning the area the moniker ...
VA 8.5 mi Crushed Stone
Dense forests and rushing streams dramatize the remote Willapa Hills in southwest Washington. It’s no surprise that bigfoot investigators sometimes visit to check out reports of sasquatch sightings in ...
WA 56 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel
The Hinckley-Duluth segment of the Willard Munger State Trail stretches nearly 70 miles between central Minnesota and the state's gateway to Lake Superior. The trail follows the historical 19th-century ...
MN 70 mi Asphalt
Located in west-central Florida, the Withlacoochee State Trail (WST) offers a paved, flat 46-mile route through several small towns and state parks, and runs parallel to the Withlacoochee River for much ...
FL 46 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The scenic Wood River Trail (WRT) system is jewel of south-central Idaho’s Wood River Valley, connecting the towns of Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley on more than 30 miles of paved routes. The ...
ID 33.7 mi Asphalt

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Burke-Gilman Trail

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Accordion

Ke Ala Hele Makalae

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Surfaces: Crushed Stone

George S. Mickelson Trail

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Surfaces: Crushed Stone

Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail

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Allegheny Highlands Trail

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Blackwater Canyon Trail

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Willapa Hills Trail

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Surfaces: Asphalt

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Surfaces: Asphalt

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Surfaces: Crushed Stone,Dirt

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nice trail just need to connect to a lutz fern road

The bike shop in Telluride runs guided trips and shuttle on this trail.

Just rode the trail from south to north and back. Beautiful and widely diverse scenery. The trial was slow compared to asphalt or crushed stone, being mostly grass, hard-packed dirt, and some crushed stone. Mostly double-track but single-track in some places. The southern-most end was primarily mowed grass, but the further north we rode, the harder and smoother the trail surface became. There was a Porta-John at the ball field in Little Valley, which was nice, but otherwise no amenities. Met the Director of the Pat McGee Trail on his tractor. Was thrilled that we "came all the way from Rochester to ride his little trail."

Accordion

We were excited to accept the challenge of the 85 mile rail-trail. We bicycled from Ellsworth to Columbia Falls in 8-10 mile chunks parking at different entry points along the way, making a 16-20 mile ride round trip each time. Every time we rode we encountered an abundance of ATVer's who dusted us out each time we passed each other, and since they were approaching us at rather high speeds, we stopped and got off of the trail each time. We did the majority of our rides mid-week hoping to avoid a lot of ATV traffic but also tried riding on the weekends, same story. The scenery in many of the areas was very nice but on our final ride there was deep, loose gravel and we sadly abandoned the challenge to ride the entire trail. From research after we threw in the towel, it appears that the ATV folk have financed a large part of this trail and are enjoying it thoroughly. In my opinion, I don't think that the ATV/Bicycle mix is a good fit.

I have been riding this trail for a couple of years now. The trail is flat and puts you along some very nice scenery, river views from Oaks Pa down to the Philly Art museum. The trail connects to Martin Luther King blvd in Phila. which is closed to cars on the weekends, providing a nice wide street to ride on safely, its’ fantastic. It’s nice to go from suburban to urban down into Manayunk and through to center city. You can park at one of the many trail heads along the way and ride a good number of miles non-stop and there are some great places to stop for coffee or a craft beer along the way. That’s the good.
This past weekend I went for the first time this season and I found it getting a bit more dangerous than usuall. There’s quite a few folks out there that have falsely convinced themselves that the Tour De France is in their future and this trail provides their own personal training ride. The trail for the most part does not accommodate 3 or 4 riders across in a safe manner. That being the case there are many times where the fast and furious riders try to overtake slower riders while there are folks coming toward them in the opposite direction creating a 3 across situation on a narrow path. There are also the groups of riders who “need” to ride 2 and 3 across to chat and refuse to go single file when other riders approach in the opposite direction. I have been forced onto the lawn a few times last year. All of this behavior is at best rude and at worse dangerous. I have seen collisions that have sent people off to the hospital that could have been avoided with a little bit of behavioral modification toward the courteous side. If you’re out there “training” you can spare a second or 2 to apply the breaks and or go single file to avoid a dangerous situation.
This site promotes the rails-to-trails conservancy which attempts to raise money for these types of trails. These trails can be great and worthwhile benefiting many people in the long run by promoting a healthier lifestyle that has a cost benefit to the entire society. However if there are accidents that leave people bloody and in need of an emergency room tax dollars and donation support for this will dry up. The trails (this one in particular) could benefit from some signage outlining proper etiquette and behavior. It would be money well spent.

Hard surface trail. Nice country trail but close to odd house, Estates etc. Nice bridge over looking river. couple of animals. nice and easy hour circle cycle. Well maintained Trail.

we decided to try out this trail and found that is absolutely wonderful. not many hills at all which was great. it was busy at times but not bad at all. will definitely make this a favorite of ours for weekend rides.

This trail is not the best for walking, as so much of it (probably 85% or so) is roadside. There are some nice vistas, but the majority is cars whizzing past.

Fun stroll to Sweetwater Park with varied terrain, tunnels, traffic noise, & access to C470 trail.

I entered the trail by turning onto 1st NW from Portland Ave NW. There is limited parking but easy access. We traveled North from this point. The surface is almost all fine gravel or sand, 1.5 inch tires or wider preferred. Several steep but short climbs over the next few miles made more difficult by the loose surface. However, the scenic views are worth the trouble. We are glad that we took the time to seek out this trail.

We had the opportunity to ride the trail while on our way to Kiptopeke State Park. I had read about the trail in the guide book "Virginia Rail Trails" by Joe Tennis.
The trail is paved, flat and short (2.5 miles) but can be combined with the many bike friendly trails at Kiptopeke State Park for a longer experience.
There is good access to parking at both ends.
While not a destination trail on its own it's certainly worth doing if in the area.
Hopefully it will be extended North in the future as proposed.

We have ridden all the sections before but decided to ride it end-to-end and make a century ride out of it.

We parked a vehicle at Ft. Laurens near Bolivar and a friend drove us up to Lock 39 trailhead off Rockside Road in Independence. From there we rode north to the end of the path at Harvard Road. The route continues north with short sections of bike path intermixed with city streets but we opted to stay off the streets. Turning and heading south the bike path is paved for 6 miles until it enters the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

A couple of recent developments: The section in Akron between memorial park and Mustill Store is closed for construction of the Interceptor Tunnel (a MASSIVE sewer project). The detour is well marked but it goes up a very steep (but short) hill from N-S.

Between Exchange and Cedar in downtown Akron the path is open even though there is a signed detour but it is one lane so ride slow.

There is a new section of path to get off SR212 coming into Bolivar. You have to ride about 0.3 miles on SR212 from McConnel trailhead to reach the new path at the ballfields.

From Ft. Laurens down to SR800 the path is well graded with a fine crushed stone surface. It is narrow in many places - ranging from 3-5' wide. I would recommend riding the old bridge over the Tuscarawas River to Zoar Village (about 0.6 miles each way. Its a historic distric that was a communal village in the 1800's with many original structures.

At SR800 it is possible to pick up the Zoar Valley Trail to continue to Dover/New Philadelphia. There are bike lanes on either sides with crossing flashers which were recently installed. The Zoar Valley Trail is about 0.3 miles east of the OETP. However the trail is a loose river gravel surface better suited to hiking or mountain biking. We decided to ride a few hundred yards on this trail and turn around at the Zoarsville Station Bridge and return to our car at Ft. Laurens instead of struggling on to the Dover Dam.

A couple of other interesting things - There are lots of places to eat and more importantly get ice cream along the trail. The fruit sundae at Szalays Farm Market on Bolanz Road is my favorite. Plus several bike shops. The visitor centers and gift shops of the Cuyahoga Valley NP give you a chance to stretch your legs. I always lock my bike when its out of sight so I make it a habit to always take my lock.

This trail also passes Wastewater Treatment plants in Cleveland, Akron, Barberton, and Massillon so thats just one more bonus.

Wildlife is plentiful depending on the season. Bald Eagles, deer, turtles (sliders and snappers), woodchucks, otters, mink, beaver Canada Geese (with their fuzzlings this time of spring), ducks, great blue herons (who have a rookery off Bath Road). A few years ago semi-professional Bigfoot Hunters were setting wildlife cameras for Grassman - Ohios variation so you may get lucky with a Bigfoot spotting.

Check into the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic RR which offers a Bike Aboard service to let you and your bike ride one way for a few dollars.

Finally rode part of this trail after all these years. Was pleasantly surprised by the amount of shade and vegetation along the part I rode, from Eisenhower Ave. to No. Pelham St, where I turned around. On a Friday afternoon, there were few people, if that appeals to you. Pretty much had the trail to myself, altho it was nice to see a person now and again so you don't feel too alone.

This is a used trail, but you are never in congestion, even on weekends. No shade. Cameron Run on the south side, development on the north. Flat. It's a pleasant trail for those who want little traffic on the trail and an easy bike ride day.

...and I didn't even know it existed until I finally rode part of the Holmes Run Trail.

This is a pleasant, flat trail that runs along Backlick Run. On the south side,
trees, small ones, border the run; on the north side, the trail abuts townhouses' back "yards" - more like back strip of grass for the majority of the trail. No shade. Someone offers a water bowl for dogs on their strip of grass.

On a Friday afternoon, I passed very few people: a few at the Ben Breman parking lot, one person on the actual trail, and no one at the park at the other end.

I give this 3 stars for its pleasantness and quiet.

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