The California National Historic Trail was designated to preserve the story and routes of this nationally significant trail and to support the associated sites that preserve its history.

Learn more about sites that tell the story of the California Trail by visiting our state-by-state listing in Places to Go.

Three men stand in front of a log cabin at Fort Piney in Wyoming with mountains in background and pine trees.
Fort Piney near Afton, Wyoming was a supply stop for building the Lander Trail, a segment of the California National Historic Trail. Wayside exhibits can be found at many historic sites along the California National Historic Trail.


Last updated: December 6, 2019

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National Trails Office Regions 6|7|8
California National Historic Trail
1100 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87505

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