National Trails System Act
The 50th anniversary of the land-mark legislation establishing the National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails was commemorated in 2018. Photo courtesy of Van Tran.
National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails
The national trails system was established in the National Trails System Act of 1968 (as amended) to promote and provide opportunities for the public. 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 following national trail websites:
The Forest Service is the lead agency for six National Scenic and Historic Trails
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: