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]

Contents

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

A more complete reference can be found at www.bahntrassenradeln.de.[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]

In planning/under construction[edit]

  • Connemara Greenway (under development)[10]
  • Deise Greenway (under development), when completed, this rail trail is planned to follow the route of the former Dungarvan to Waterford railway, passing through Stradbally and Kilmacthomas; initial stage at the Dungarvan end has been completed[11]
  • Tralee to Fenit Greenway (under development)[12]

Luxembourg[edit]

  • Prince Henri railway in Clemency, converted into a cycle track

Norway[edit]

Spain[edit]

  • Senda del oso, Asturias
  • Vía Verde de la Sierra (mountain's rail track), Cádiz and Seville
  • Vía Verde de la Sierra de la Demanda, Burgos
  • GIRONA - NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY ROUTE I - This 57-km route crosses three regions and twelve towns, following the valleys of the Fluvià, Brugent and Ter rivers. The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route descends smoothly from Olot (440 m) to Girona (70 m).
  • GIRONA - NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAY ROUTE II - The Narrow-Gauge Railway Route stretches out 39.7 km. With a smooth incline from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols (15 m), its highest point is at Cassà de la Selva (136 m). Following the old narrow-gauge railway line from Girona to Sant Feliu, you can get to know two of Girona´s regions - the Gironès and the Baix Empordà - from the Ter River basin, crossing the Selva depression and ending in the Ridaura valley.

Sweden[edit]

  • Banvallsleden[13] (~ 150 km/93 miles)

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

Crown dependencies[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

North America[edit]

Bermuda[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]

Nevada[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

Category:Rail trails in New Mexico

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Ohio[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]
  • 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 an extension into Washington County
  • Owl Creek Trail, Knox County[65]

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

  • Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail, a trail that runs from downtown Nashville to Ashland City[69]
  • Railroad Grade Road, a five-mile long paved road/trail; a former section of the old East Tennessee and Western North Carolina line west of Roan Mountain
  • Shelby Farms Greenline, a 6.6 mile trail using the previous CSX rail right-of-way in Shelby County; an additional 7 miles are planned
  • Vollintine and Evergreen (V&E greenline), a 1.7 mile traion using the former L&N rail right of way in Memphis[70]
In planning/under construction[edit]
  • Greater Memphis Greenline, a system of trails in the Memphis area[71]
  • The Tweetsie Trail, a ten-mile trail connecting Johnson City and Elizabethton over the route of the old ET&WNC line; the first 7.1-mile section opened in August 2014[72]

Texas[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

Utah[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]
  • Parley's Trail, 8 mile trail between Sugar House and the Jordan River, mostly along the D&RGW Sugar House Branch corridor[84][85]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Wilderness Road State Park

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]

Queensland[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

  • Montezuma Falls Rail Trail

Victoria[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]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Bahntrassenradeln in Österreich
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  4. ^ "Ligne 160: Bruxelles - Tervuren" (in French and Dutch). Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  5. ^ http://www.fodsporet.dk/ (in Danish)
  6. ^ (map with Danish text)
  7. ^ Vennbahn
  8. ^ "Home". Great Southern Trail. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Home". Great Western Greenway. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Tierney, Declan (4 August 2011). "Old Clifden rail line to be turned into €6m cycle track". Connacht Tribune. Galway. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Redeveloped Rail Track in Dungarvan". Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tralee to Fenit Cycle and Walkway". Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  13. ^ "Banvallsleden - på cykel". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
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  33. ^ http://www.pumpkinvine.org/
  34. ^ http://www.kansascyclist.com/trails/BlueRiverRailTrail.html
  35. ^ http://kanzatrails.org/
  36. ^ Tammany Trace
  37. ^ Clinton River Trail
  38. ^ Huron Valley Trail
  39. ^ St. Ignace - Trout Lake Trail
  40. ^ Southern Links Trailway
  41. ^ http://www.tanglefoottrailms.com/
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  43. ^ http://bikeways.ridefinders.org/viewer.htm
  44. ^ http://www.gptn.org
  45. ^ http://www.goffstownrailtrail.org
  46. ^ http://www.manchesternh.gov/website/Departments/ParksandRecreation/ParksFacilities/RecreationalTrails/PiscataquogTrail/tabid/1536/Default.aspx
  47. ^ http://www.manchesternh.gov/website/Departments/ParksandRecreation/ParksFacilities/RecreationalTrails/RockinghamTrail/tabid/1537/Default.aspx
  48. ^ http://www.manchesternh.gov/website/Departments/ParksandRecreation/ParksFacilities/RecreationalTrails/SouthManchesterTrail/tabid/1538/Default.aspx
  49. ^ http://www.triangletrails.org/
  50. ^ VA Creeper Railroad
  51. ^ Railroad Grade Road - map
  52. ^ http://www.summitmetroparks.org/parks/bike_hike.shtml
  53. ^ [2]
  54. ^ http://www.geaugaparkdistrict.org/parks/maplehighlands.shtml
  55. ^ http://www.seorf.ohiou.edu/~xx088/
  56. ^ http://www.holmestrail.org/
  57. ^ http://www.kokosinggaptrail.org/
  58. ^ http://www.bicycletrail.com/2008/gwt-home.htm
  59. ^ http://www.visitknoxohio.org/index.phtml?article=mvtrail
  60. ^ http://www.moonvillerailtrail.com
  61. ^ http://www.ohiotoerietrail.com/
  62. ^ http://home.earthlink.net/~bikeohio/bnotrail.html
  63. ^ http://www.wabashcannonballtrail.org
  64. ^ http://www.ashtabulacountymetroparks.org/trail.htm
  65. ^ http://www.mountvernonnews.com/local/012505/grant.html
  66. ^ http://www.americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails/blm/rowriver-or.html
  67. ^ http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=679
  68. ^ http://www.spanishmosstrail.com/ Spanish Moss Trail
  69. ^ Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail
  70. ^ Vollintine and Evergreen (V&E greenline)
  71. ^ Greater Memphis Greenline
  72. ^ http://www.tweetsietrail.com/
  73. ^ http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/caprock_canyons/
  74. ^ http://www.cityofdenton.com/pages/parksrailtrail.cfm
  75. ^ http://www.publicworks.cityofhouston.gov/bikeways/harrisburg.htm
  76. ^ http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lake_mineral_wells/trailway.phtml
  77. ^ http://www.publicworks.cityofhouston.gov/bikeways/mktrailtotrails.htm
  78. ^ http://northeasttexastrail.org
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  80. ^ http://utahhikes.net/bicycle/rail_trail/display81.html
  81. ^ http://www.traillink.com/trail/denver-and-rio-grande-western-rail-trail.aspx
  82. ^ http://www.utah.com/stateparks/union_pacific.htm
  83. ^ http://www.ridemybike.com/routes/view/id:22
  84. ^ http://www.parleystrail.org/
  85. ^ https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zS6DMhYAL2F8.kkoKJ8kj9yRQ&hl=en
  86. ^ http://www.crossvermont.org/index.php
  87. ^ http://www.bikekinetix.com/t_vt/vt_rail/delaware_hudson_rt.php
  88. ^ http://www.localmotion.org/programs/islandline/trail
  89. ^ http://www.lvrt.org/
  90. ^ http://www.mvrailtrail.com
  91. ^ http://www.friendsdrht.org
  92. ^ "Brisbane Valley Rail Trail". Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
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