Featured Trails

Subcategories • Featured NRTs



posted Feb 3, 2023

Columbus Black Heritage Trail, Georgia

The Black Heritage Trail is a National Recreation Trail (NRT) that embodies the contributions of African Americans from Columbus.


posted Jan 9, 2023

Conotton Creek Bike Trail, Ohio

Formerly a Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway line, the Conotton Creek Bike Trail now provides one of the few walking, running, and biking trails in this region of the state.


posted Nov 21, 2022

Rim Rock Trail, Illinois

Rim Rock National Recreation Trail is a wonderfully scenic trail leading around the rim of a rock escarpment, hence its name.


posted Nov 1, 2022

New York State Canalway Water Trail, New York

The New York State (NYS) Canalway Water Trail is comprised of over 450 miles of land-cut canals, interconnected lakes, and rivers with more than 150 public access points for paddlers.


posted Oct 3, 2022

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Trail System, Virginia

The trail system consists of seven trails, accessible from the Visitor Center, that provide the opportunity to observe the seven distinct habitats of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (BBNWR).


posted Oct 3, 2022

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Tennessee State Parks Tires to Trails Program

by Sue Crowe

Tennessee State Parks Win National Award for Tires to Trails Program


posted Sep 6, 2022

Seven Mile Loop Trail, Florida

This 7.25-mile-long trail offers hikers and cyclists access to some of Florida’s unique habitats – salt marsh, tidal creeks, coastal estuary, oak hammock, and pine flatwoods – as they follow two-track limestone paths left from historic uses of this land.


posted Sep 6, 2022

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Brighton Park, Ohio

by Sue Crowe

Brighton Park, formerly the Henninger Landfill, was a construction and demolition debris landfill in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland that ceased operation in the 1980s.


posted Aug 12, 2022

Little Miami State Park, Ohio

The Little Miami State Park is a 50-mile rail-trail paralleling the Little Miami River in southwestern Ohio.


posted Aug 12, 2022

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Prison Hill 5th Street Trailhead Project, Nevada

by Sue Crowe

Visible throughout Carson City, the approximately 2,500 acre Prison Hill Recreation Area has been set aside and dedicated as open space for the community of Carson City.