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Iowa has a rich railroad history, which is remembered and celebrated with more than 800 miles of rail-trail throughout the state. In 1856, the first trains to ever cross the mighty Mississippi River entered Davenport, Iowa, ushering in a new wave of east-west travel across the burgeoning nation. Some of these amazing rail-trails are highlighted below along with other outstanding multi-use trails that showcase the beautiful terrain and welcoming communities of the state.
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.