Rail Trail Project

In the heart of Springfield’s McKnight Neighborhood, there is a long-forgotten railroad corridor that stretches around the neighborhood like a lucky horseshoe. Nestled between homes and cemeteries, industrial areas, and long stretches of hidden woods and streams, lies a great opportunity for the McKnight Community and City of Springfield.


The McKnight Rail-Trail is approximately two miles of abandoned railroad corridor. The tracks have been removed, but the wooden rail ties still remain—now almost entirely hidden beneath the flourishing flora and fauna.