List of rail trails

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This is a list of rail trails around the world. Rail trails are former railway lines that have been converted to paths designed for pedestrian, bicycle, skating, equestrian, and/or light motorized traffic. Most are multiuse trails offering at least pedestrians and cyclists recreational access and right-of-way to the routes.[1]

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Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

A more complete reference can be found at [2]

Lower Austria[edit]

Upper Austria[edit]

Salzburg[edit]

Styria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Denmark[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Germany has 613 rail trails with a total length of 4,400 kilometres (2,700 mi) (as at Sept. 2013). 80 more projects are being planned or under construction. These are some of the longest rail trails in Germany:

Hungary[edit]

Ireland[edit]

  • Deise Greenway (underdevelopment). When completed, this rail trail is planned to follow the route of the former Dungarvan to Waterford railway, passing through Stradbally and Kilmacthomas. The initial stage at the Dungarvan end has been completed [9]

Luxembourg[edit]

Norway[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

  • Banvallsleden[10] (~ 150 km/93 miles)

United Kingdom[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Alaska[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Delaware[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Idaho[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Kansas[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maine[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Montana[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

Category:Rail trails in New Mexico

New York[edit]

Nevada[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Ohio[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]
  • Owl Creek Trail [44]: Knox County
  • B&O Trail: Athens County; ten miles of recently purchased former B&O railroad grade in the eastern county; a Washington County group (MATAC) is working on extension into Washington County

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

-Providence, Hartford and Fishkill railroad right of way-

  • Washington Secondary Bike Path/ Rail Trail, commonly referred to as, Cranston Bike Path, Warwick Bike Path, West Warwick Bike Path and Coventry Greenway
  • Trestle Trail, the unpaved section of the Coventry Greenway that Extends to the Ct. Border.

-Narragansett Pier Railroad Right of way

South Carolina[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]
  • Greater Memphis Greenline: A system of trails in the Memphis area.
  • The Tweetsie Trail [47]: A ten-mile trail connecting Johnson City and Elizabethton over the route of the old ET&WNC line. The first 4.5-mile section is scheduled to open on August 30, 2014.

Texas[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

Utah[edit]

Under Construction[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

Washington[edit]

Washington, DC[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

  • City of Casper Trail System: Includes several miles of former Union Pacific rail line converted to concrete and gravel paths stretching from the downtown area, east into Evansville.

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Queensland[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Pipeline trails[edit]

Trails similar to rail trails can follow other infrastructure, such as water pipelines.

Canal trails[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (PDF) Final Draft July, 2006 The Indiana State Trails, Greenways and Bikeways Plan at Indiana Trails Plan (DNR)
  2. ^ Bahntrassenradeln in Österreich
  3. ^ "Ligne 160: Bruxelles - Tervuren" (in French and Dutch). Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  4. ^ Vennbahn
  5. ^ "Home". Great Southern Trail. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Home". Great Western Greenway. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Tierney, Declan (4 August 2011). "Old Clifden rail line to be turned into €6m cycle track". Connacht Tribune (Galway). Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Tralee to Fenit Cycle and Walkway". Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  9. ^ "Redeveloped Rail Track in Dungarvan". Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Banvallsleden - på cykel". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Rail Trails (UK)" (Web). List and details on several trails. LPS marketing. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  12. ^ Lincoln County History. Retrieved February 20, 2011
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h "Railtrails Australia Home" (Web). Trail descriptions and news. Railtrails Australia, Inc. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  14. ^ "Brisbane Valley Rail Trail". Retrieved 2009-08-30. 

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