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Shenandoah Rail Trail - A 48+ Mile Trail from Broadway to Front Royal

The Shenandoah Rail Trail will be the most transformative project for biking and walking in the entire Valley.

Your support of our Shenandoah Pixie Dust Campaign helps us continue to work towards constructing and completing the Shenandoah Rail Trail.

Key Trail Statistics

  • 49 miles of scenic trail

  • three counties

  • nine towns

  • seven bridges over 20’ high

  • eight public parks

  • Front Royal Trolley and ShenGo Bus Stops

  • five public river access points

Visit ShenandoahRailTrail.org

We’re lucky to be part of a much larger movement. The Coalition is a proud member of the Shenandoah Rail Trail Partnership. Together with the 3 counties and nine towns along the corridor and other nonprofits like the Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley, we are bringing the trail to life.

The Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail project is set to receive $35 million in state funding thanks to budget amendments passed by the Virginia legislature in 2023!

In an unprecedented show of unity, mayors across nine towns and three counties have hailed the Virginia state legislators for approving budget amendments that will finally bring the Shenandoah Rail Trail to life. Slated to be a 50-mile multi-use trail, the project promises to be more than just a scenic jaunt; it’s a conduit for economic development, community interaction, and conservation.

Spanning from Broadway to Front Royal, the Shenandoah Rail Trail will connect communities, schools, and historic sites, converting an unused single-track railroad corridor into a bustling trail of opportunities. “In my 10 years as mayor, there’s never been a project with as much local support as the Shenandoah Rail Trail,” stated Broadway Mayor Timothy S. Proctor. The initiative has garnered the formal support of all nine towns along the corridor, as well as business chambers and tourism bodies.

  • A rail trail is a way of preserving and reimagining an unused rail corridor into a wide, flat trail for people to walk, jog, ride bikes, push strollers or wheelchairs and more.
  • The vision for a Shenandoah Rail Trail connects towns from Broadway to Front Royal with almost 50 miles of trail paralleling the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and the Massanutten Mountain range.

Other Campaigns

Bikes for Neighbors

We’re increasing personal freedom with the help of bicycles.

Safe Routes for Everyone

Safe routes to schools, work, stores, and home create connected communities.

Trails on Public Lands

We’re building accessible, beautiful, and adventurous National Forest Trails.

Western Slope Trails

Public-private partnerships elevate Trail opportunities for all.

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