Fishing Trails

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Use our comprehensive trail guides with descriptions, photos, and reviews to plan your next fishing trail adventure.

Here you'll find long-distance trails in both remote regions of the West and in populated parts of the East and Midwest.

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Top Fishing Trails Near Me

Yoholo Micco, The Creek Indian Trail

Alabama - 2.5 miles

Sanford-Springvale Rail Trail

Maine - 5.9 miles

Historic Smithville Park Trails

New Jersey - 3.9 miles
Boardwalk, Dirt, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips

Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail

Alabama - 7 miles

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

California - 25.4 miles
Dirt, Gravel

Path of the Flood Trail/Staple Bend Tunnel Trail

Pennsylvania - 11.8 miles
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

California - 18 miles
Asphalt, Concrete

West Fork Trail

West Virginia - 22 miles
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Sacramento River Trail

California - 12.27 miles
Asphalt, Concrete

Tahoe Trailways Bike Path

California - 19.4 miles

Bear River Recreation Trail

Iowa - 5.6 miles
Crushed Stone

Kewash Nature Trail

Iowa - 13.8 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Mason Railroad Trail

New Hampshire - 6.7 miles
Ballast, Gravel, Sand

Rio Grande Trail

Colorado - 42 miles
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Switzerland Trail

Colorado - 14 miles
Dirt, Gravel

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Helpful Information about Fishing Trails

If you're a believer in "Good things come to those who bait," fishing is the sport for you. Rail-trails make excellent fishing trails since many railroads were built to follow the existing path of rivers, canals, and towpaths, which served as important transportation routes for people and goods.

You can find detailed trail information and fishing trail maps on, but before you go, just be sure to check with your state's Department of Natural Resources to find out if a fishing license is required. Your local DNR will also be a good resource for learning what fish species are available in your region, what the best hotspots are, and data on water quality and clarity.

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation is another good resource, offering a searchable database of what fish are available in lakes and waterways across the country, fishing guidelines, a fishopedia, and many other resources.

Share proof of your catch by posting your pics to and submitting a review of your fishing trail. Other fishing enthusiasts are sure to appreciate your first-hand knowledge of the trail and its best fishing spots.

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