Does your bicycle hang on your RV bike rack more than it actually gets used? Are your walking sneakers lonely? Stop making excuses for not heading out. Now’s the time to go RVing near great bike and walking trails in the West.
How to Find RV Campgrounds Near Awesome Trails
Many great RV campgrounds are near multi-use paths. Image: OregonDOT
If you’re going to pay good money for a RV park or campground, it might as well be near a near multi-use path. Having a biking and walking trail nearby gives my husband and I an easy way to get daily exercise as we travel. And on those unpleasant occasions when our vehicle needs a mechanical repair, staying at an urban campground near bike paths makes it super easy for us to get around by bike while the truck is in the shop.
We typically roam around west of the Rockies. When searching for western campgrounds near bike and walking trails, I go to traillink.com. This extensive directory is by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization creating a nationwide network of trails. Using former rail lines, the RTC connects towns and people to create more walkable, bikeable communities in America.
Traillink.com allows you to search for trails any number of ways. Plan your RV adventure by searching for trails near your destination and get full descriptions of what to expect on the route. Of course Traillink has an app, and if you upgrade to a paid membership you get all kinds of trip planning benefits as well as donate to a great cause.
Three Places to Go RVing Near Great Bike and Walking Trails in the West
Tons of great multi-use paths exist between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean. These three legendary trails will inspire you to get on your bike or off your butt and
René M. Agredano