The Cumberland Connection
The epic story of this eastern bike trail dates back to George Washington. Today it’s a destination for cyclists around the world, not just for its scenic views, but for the local communities and fellow cyclists that travelers connect with along the way.
The Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal trails are just two of America’s many great long-distance trails. Discover more trails below, and start planning your adventure now.
Katy Trail (St. Charles, MO to Jefferson City to Clinton, MO)
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Stretching 237 miles across the state of Missouri, Katy Trail State Park is the nation’s longest rail-trail project and part of the National Lewis and Clark Historic Trail. Cyclists can enjoy scenic views of the Missouri river, rolling hills and plenty of local wildlife.
Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway (Santa Fe, NM to Albuquerque, NM)
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Ride the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway in Santa Fe, New Mexico and experience the historic Old West while taking in the state’s breathtaking natural features. The trail also offers numerous camping and lodging options so you can explore the historic mining towns of Golden, Madrid and Cerrillos.
Point Reyes National Seashore (San Francisco to Point Reyes, CA)
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Travel to the small town of Point Reyes Station and discover winding trails that pass through beach bluffs and open grasslands. Then, explore the many hidden gems this quaint coastal town has to offer including raved about restaurants, bike shops and coffee bars.
Schuylkill River Trail (Valley Forge to Philadelphia, PA)
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Venture into the City of Brotherly Love and take a leisurely ride along the scenic Schuylkill River, cycling through some of the nation’s most iconic landmarks. Need a break? Take a time out to explore Valley Forge and Independence National Historic Park.
George S. Mickelson Trail, South Dakota (Custer to Edgemont, SD)
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Ride through prairie lands and rugged canyons as you take on this trail in the heart of South Dakota’s Black Hills. The “Big Mick,” as it’s often nicknamed, also makes it easy for cyclists to take detours to Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.
Island Line Rail Trail, Vermont (Burlington to Lake Champlain or Colchester to Burlington, VT)
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With its breathtaking views of both Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, it’s easy to see why the Island Line is one of New England’s most visited rail-trails. Most of the trail is paved and relatively flat, making it perfect for cyclists of all skill levels.
Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail, Utah (Park City to Echo Reservoir, Coalville City, UT)
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Discover the beauty of Park City, Utah and cruise down the high-elevation trail that once transported the region’s coal and silver ore during its mining days. The historic trail is also home to an abundance of wildlife including fox, moose, deer, heron and bald eagles.
Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, Idaho (Wallace to Harrison, ID)
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The Coeur d’Alenes spans the Idaho panhandle between Mullan and Plummer and takes cyclists on an unforgettable adventure through the region’s rich Western history. The entire 72-mile trail sits on smooth, paved asphalt and offers wheelchair accessible sections as well.
Little Traverse Wheelway, MI (Charlevoix to Petoskey to Harbor Springs)
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Paved along the shores of Lake Michigan, the Little Traverse Wheelway not only offers cyclists with spectacular views, but also provides a link between three popular resort towns in northern Michigan; Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs.
Little Miami Scenic Trail (Newtown to Springfield, OH)
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Located in Ohio’s Miami Valley, the Little Miami Scenic trail offers cyclists miles of beautifully paved, well shaded trail with stops at several state parks along the route. The trail is also part of the statewide Buckeye Trail and Ohio-to-Erie Trail.
Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail (St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, FL)
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Take a trip down to St. Petersburg and discover why travelers flock year round to Florida’s popular Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail. The trail provides cyclists with connections to county parks, coastal towns, and even larger cities like Clearwater and Gulfport.