Plan Your Visit


Welcome to the California National Historic Trail! Follow in the footsteps of thousands of emigrants along this 2,000 mile route. Trip planning along Trail can be challenging given the vast number of land jurisdictions the trail passes through. We recommend contacting the nearest visitors and convention bureau to where you plan to visit for each day you are traveling along the trail or contact the individual sites or parks directly. Our Auto Tour Route guides provide detailed information to help you plan your visit.

Use these resources to plan your visit to the California National Historic Trail. Go to PLACES TO GO for an interactive map with trail sites and a list of sites by state. Go to the PUBLICATIONS page to view / print the official map and guide brochure. Go to the LINKS & RESOURCES page for tourism bureaus and partner information. Find out where you can get your PASSPORT book stamped.

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