Nearly 60,000 miles celebrate the diverse natural beauty and history of the United States
The National Trails System offers a tremendous variety of recreation, preservation, fitness and heritage opportunities. These trails are recognized by Congress for their crucial role in re-tracing American history and celebrating the natural beauty of the United States. There are 11 national scenic trails, 19 national historic trails and over 1,000 national recreation trails throughout the country. Together the 30 scenic and historic trails total nearly 60,000 miles.
The National Trails System links historic sites, wildlife refuges, national parks, national forests, wilderness areas, and provides the opportunity for environmental and historical preservation.
Mark your calendars for American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® on the first Saturday of every June. Participate in one of the many outdoor activities or take a look at the list of trails below where you can find your own trail adventures and use it as a resource for planning your great escape!
Discover and reserve camping, lodging, permits, tours and more at America's parks, forests, monuments and other public lands with Recreation.gov.
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