• Chimney Rock was an important emigrant landmark in western Nebraska

    California

    National Historic Trail CA,CO,ID,KS,MO,NE,NV,OR,UT,WY

Plan Your Visit

 
National Historic Trails recognize diverse facets of history such as prominent past routes of exploration, migration, trade, communication and military action. The historic trails generally consist of remnant sites and trail segments, and thus are not necessarily contiguous. Although National Historic Trails are administered by federal agencies, land ownership may be in public or private hands. Of the 19 National Historic Trails, 17 are administered (or co-administered) by the National Park Service.

The links on this page provide information for enjoying these pioneer emigrant trails and suggest opportunities to learn about emigrant stories and experiences.

Did You Know?

Picture image of Farewell Bend on the Snake River along Interstate 84 west of Boise, Idaho.

Oregon bound emigrants bid "farewell" to the Snake River as they entered the Oregon Territory in the 1840s - 60s heading for the Columbia River. The site is managed today by Oregon State Parks. More...