TravelLeisure.com has come up with a list of the top 10 best rails to trails!
30 Miles from Susanville to Westwood California.
Susanville, CA is 208 miles north of San Francisco. Start at the 1927 train station and dont stop until you get to the 25-foot-tall statue of Paul Bunyan at the trail head of Westwood. The trail crisscrosses over the Susan River Canyon 12 times. It weaves back and forth through the forest.
20 Miles from Mineral Wells to Weatherford, Texas
Starting 40 miles west of Fort Worth the trail winds past horse ranches, longhorn pastures and meadows of wildflowers.
3 – Katy Trail
225 Miles St. Charles to Clinton, Missouri
Covering nearly the entire state of Missouri, the Katy Trail is the longest rail to trail that runs east-west. This trail covers portions of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
68 Miles Milford to Springfield, Ohio
The trail travels along the Ohio’s Little Miami River. Start at the southern end in Milford and bike down stream for an easy ride.
35 Miles St. Petersburg to Tarpon, Florida
This is an easy ride along the Gulf of Mexico. Make sure to be in Clearwater at Pier 60 in the evening to enjoy the artist.
34 Miles Abingdon to Whitetop, VA
Take a shuttle to the top of the states second highest peak. Cross waterfalls, small towns and ride along the waters edge. This downhill ride is a quick decent to the bottom.
12 Miles Georgetown – Silver Spring, MD
This trail is flat asphalt-and-crushed stone that overlooks the Potomac River and the C&O Canal. Beware, this trial is heavily congested with runner, rollerbladers and dog walkers.
13 Miles Colchester to Burlington
On the north end, this trail extend three miles into Lake Champlain on a narrow causeway. The southern section runs along the waterfront in bike-friendly Burlington, VT.
18 Miles Jim Thorpe to Summit Hill
In the western Poconos, head to the former mining town of Jim Thorpe. The trail was once the route used to carry coal down to the barges on the Lehigh Canal.
32 Miles Elroy to Sparta
This is the first rails to trails in the Nation! It has three tunnels along the trail so bring a flash light!