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America’s National Trails

National Trails System Act

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the land-mark legislation that established America’s system of National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails.

Join us in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the National Forest System Trails Act.

National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails

The Forest Service manages and cares for many National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails with the help of countless volunteers and partners.

For additional information, refer to the Partnership for the National Trail System, American Trails,  National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management national trail websites.

A picture of a hiker walking on top of ridge hillside trail.

Courtesy Photo by Aaron Krogh

 

The Forest Service is the lead agency for six National Scenic and Historic Trails

A picture of a man hiking on a rocky bank of a small body of water.

Courtesy photo by Henrik-Frederiksen

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) travels more than 2,600 miles from the US/Mexico border to the US/Canada border.

Learn more about this National Scenic Trail from the:

 

A picture of a large wooden bridge over a large, clear water river.

Courtesy photo by Jeff Fish

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail

The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT) stretches 1,200 miles from the Pacific Ocean near Cape Alava, Washington to near the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park in Montana.

Learn more about this National Scenic Trail from the:

 

A picture of a person sitting up on a rocky hill looking out at the sun on the horizon.

Courtesy photo by Francisco Miller

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) follows the physical US Continental Divide, 3,100 miles between Canada and Mexico.

Learn more about this National Scenic Trail from the:

 

A picture of a man standing in front a sign about the Arizona Trail.

Courtesy photo by Meckenzie Helmandollar-Powell

The Arizona Trail National Scenic Trail

The Arizona Trail National Scenic Trail (AT) extends 800 miles from the US/Mexico border to the Arizona/Utah border.

Learn more about this National Scenic Trail from:

 

A picture of a trail going through a flat, forested area.

Courtesy photo by Sandra Friend

The Florida National Scenic Trail

The Florida National Scenic Trail  (FT) stretches 1,300 miles through the length of the state.

Learn more about this National Scenic Trail from the: 

 

A picture of several Native Americans riding horses through a forested area.

USDA photo by Roger Peterson

Nez Perce National Historic Trail

The Nez Perce National Historic Trail stretches 1,170 miles from Oregon to Montana.

Learn more about this National Historic Trail from the:

 

 

 

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