Thousands of miles of trails that are as diverse as the land itself criss-cross America�s recreational areas. Hiking trails range from steep technical climbs over rocks and iron ladders, to relatively flat lakeshore paths blanketed in pine needles. Hiking is an easy, low cost way to discover the great outdoors, and there are hiking opportunities for almost anyone at any age and ability level.
Many of our public recreational areas feature paved trails to accommodate wheelchair access. Guided hikes are also available at many locations. Fees and seasonal restrictions may vary from site to site. For more detailed information about a particular trail, including detailed trail maps and information about current trail conditions, please contact that site directly.
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What do we mean by Hiking?
RecML, the recreation standard that is being developed, describes hikiing as:
hiking or walking, walking for pleasure, day hiking, running or jogging
Practice Good Stewardship of our Trails / Roadways:
You can help to take good care of our trails and roadways so that others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions:
Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.
Make sure that you hike / walk on the designated trail or roadway in that area. Check with your destination ahead of time to ensure that the area you plan to hike in is allowed.
Don't hike in areas where it is not permitted. These areas have been declared "off limits" to hikers to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.