A map of the united states, depicting a trail from Missouri to California.
The California National Historic Trail extends from midwestern states to California and Oregon.

Available Maps Navigation

A map of the United States depicting trails going from east to west.

GIS Interactive Map

The National Park Service Geographic Resources Program hosts an interactive trails map viewer.
Choose the California National Historic Trail and then zoom in to find the details you need for trip planning.


Places to Go along the Trail

It highlights different sites that can be visited along the trail. You'll find museums, interpretive centers, and historic sites that provide information and interpretation.


California National Historic Trail Topographical Map

A color, topographical map of the entire California NHT is available as a pdf file (744kb). Because the over 5,000 mile long trail covers parts of ten states, this map measures approximately 46" x 9".
Auto Tour Route Maps

Maps for following the California NHT by automobile can be found on the publications webpage. These street maps provide an approximate route for retracing the California NHT.

Ordering Maps

To order maps and brochures, please visit Trail Brochures.


Last updated: January 8, 2021

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National Trails
California National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504



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