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There are countless special places in America, but only about 100 have been distinguished enough to be called national monuments. Granted protection by Congress or the president by way of the Antiquities Act, these emblems of our country’s landscape allow us—from generation to generation—to learn, discover and admire. Taking the form of statues, forests, canyons, ruins or reefs, it’s no wonder that people from all over come to visit these spectacular sites and act as their ambassadors.
Scattered throughout the U.S., many of them have or are near trails—lucky for trail lovers! Here’s a short list of five rail-trails that’ll help you reach, explore and admire some of these incredible places.
America has an amazing collection of multi-use trails with scenery and experiences as diverse as the country itself.
You'll have a variety of trail experiences to choose from in Washington, from rustic backcountry adventures to well-groomed paved routes through city centers.
"Virginia is for Lovers" is the tourism slogan for the state, but for outdoor enthusiasts, you could also easily say that "Virginia is for Trail Lovers."