National Trails Strategy
The Forest Service’s national trail strategy inspires a different way of thinking and doing and lays-out 26 high-leverage actions that will move the agency toward a sustainable trail system achieved through collaborative stewardship with partners and volunteers
Find a Trail!
There are more than 158,000 miles of trails to hike, bike, ATV, ride horseback, snowmobile, snowshoe, and more.
Check out our interactive visitor map to find great trails to explore.
America’s National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails
There are 11 National Scenic Trails and 19 National Historic Trails— totaling more than 55,000 miles. The Forest Service serves as the lead agency for six national trails, in additional to managing portions of 16 other National Scenic and Historic Trails, and numerous National Recreation Trails. Learn more about National Trails.
Join an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act in 2018!
- Leave No Trace – is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. Balancing recreation access with good
- Tread Lightly! - is a nonprofit focused on promoting recreation access through outdoor ethics to heighten individuals’ sense of good stewardship.
For More Information
If you have questions or comments, please contact FS-Trail Management at email@example.com