California National Historic Trail
1100 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Those portions of the California National Historic Trail authorized by Congress include nearly 2,000 miles of historic trail that was once the primary "road" taken by farmers, enterprising business managers, gold-seekers and fortune hunters who chose to make a new life on the California frontier. The route passes through ten states from Missouri to California. Please see our Directions page for more information on following the California National Historic Trail across the United States.
Due to the length of the California National Historic Trail, be sure to consult local weather sources for the region you'll be visiting. The trail passes through 10 states.
Entrance fees vary site by site - $0.00
There are no user or entry fees for the California National Historic Trail. Fees may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities. Please visit Places To Go (http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm) for an interactive map and extensive list of places to visit by state or our Links and Resources page for useful trip planning websites. Contact information is available for each site to call and find out about fees.