Find a Trail
There are more than 158,000 miles of trails to hike, bike, ATV, ride horseback, snowmobile, snowshoe, paddle and more.
Forest Service Trails by the numbers:
158,600 miles of trails in 45 states and Puerto Rico:
•31,900 miles in designated wilderness
•10,000 miles of national scenic, historic, and recreation trails
•Located in 45 States and Puerto Rico
•84 million people annually use Forest Service trails
Forest Service Trail Economics:
•143,000 jobs annually supported by recreation and tourism spending
•More than $9 billion in annual visitor spending.
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 11 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..