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Hiking & Biking Trails - Free Hiking & Biking Trail Tips on TrailLink.com

TrailLink interactive website lists 30,000plus hiking and biking trails in U.S.

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Dirt Mountain Biking in the Kaaawa Valley on Oahu, Hawaii

Dirt Mountain Biking in the Kaaawa Valley on Oahu, Hawaii

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Hiking trails near you are easy to find on Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's free TrailLink.com website. If you're looking for hiking tips on where to go, TrailLink.com has detailed information on more than 19,000 miles of bike trails, walking trails, equestrian trails, and hiking and running trails. When you're registered on the site, you can even find out about parking lots near certain trails, customize directions to points along a trail, and share photos, reviews and GPS data.

Find Hiking Trails Throughout the United States

There are two routes to finding hiking trails near you, or in the location where you are going to travel. One way is to click on the national map page, then click on the state or specific city of interest and see what pops up. Click on Colorado, for example, and more than 20 markers show up. Click on one of the markers and the name of the trail pops up. Click on the trail name for lots of details.

The other way is to put the name of a trail, or a city and state in the search boxes and some interesting choices come up. For example, I put Frisco (a city in Colorado's Rocky Mountains up near the Continental Divide) in the search box to see what showed it. The result was a mix of trails from Frisco as far downhill as Boulder, Colorado, about 1 ½ hours away. The grid that popped also indicated near each trail name if there was a map, the trail length, and the types of activities allowed on that trail. (Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, etc.) When I clicked on the Blue Rive Bikeway, which connects the town of Breckenridge with Frisco, I was sent to a page with a description of bikeway, a list of trail facts, and links to nearby trails. It was an interactive page, so there were comments from two people who have been on the trail.

What is Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Here's a direct quote from the website of this non-profit organization: "Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is powering a movement that redefines outdoor adventure. Since 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has helped transform more than 15,000 miles of unused railroad corridor throughout the United States into the world's greatest running and walking trail system for you to enjoy."

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