SCC Greenway

Santa Cruz County
Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC)


Greenways and rail trails
from around the USA and the world

  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy map of trail communities throughout the USA and the benefits of communities like these

  • Pennsylvania’s Three Rivers Heritage Trail,” Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Trail of the Month: April 2017—“Once it was the place parents told you not to go, now it’s the place to be."

  • Kick Off Spring With These 10 Bucket-List Biking Trails,” Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: TrailBlog, Destinations—Stretching from sea to shining sea is an incredible expanse of trails running through forests, farmlands, parks, city centers and wildlife areas—and connecting us with nature, history and our communities. And while every trail offers its own unique experience, there are some that are so extraordinary that they truly rise to the top.

  • 10 Stunning Photos from RTC’s Midwest Rail-Trail Mapping Trips,” Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: TrailBlog, Destinations—Here are our top 10 favorite photos, and you can check out all of our on-the-trail adventures on our Instagram page. And don’t forget to look out for our Midwest rail-trail guidebook this spring!

  • Bahntrassenradeln – European rail-trail directory—This is a private website collecting information about railway cycle paths in Europe with a strong focus on the German-speaking area. Rail-trails as a special form of greenways have become very popular during the last decades. In several European countries, ambitious rail-trail programs have been established (in Spain, the francophone region of Belgium or as a part of the National Cycle Network in the United Kingdom for instance). All in all, some thousand kilometers of converted railway lines are used as valuable cycle routes today.

  • Rails-to-Trails International—This page provides a guide to abandoned railroad right-of-ways converted to rail-trails for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and recreation.