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While most rail-trails have a characteristic straight and level projection, some do have surprising twists, turns, and elevation gains as they follow old train routes that carried lumber or minerals out of mountainous wildernesses. Today, these more unusual rail-trails make for some terrific mountain biking.
America has an amazing collection of multi-use trails with scenery and experiences as diverse as the country itself.
There are countless special places in America, but only about 100 have been distinguished enough to be called national monuments — here are 5 rail-trails to explore them! Trail Traveler on TrailLink brings you unique and vivid trail experiences, photos, expert advice, local recommendations, travel tips, and best-of guides.
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.