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Hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail
Hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail. © Bob Wick

The National Trails System provides for the ever-increasing outdoor recreation needs of an expanding population; promotes the preservation of, public access to, travel within, and enjoyment and appreciation of the open-air, outdoor areas, and historic resources of the United States.

Visit the National Scenic Trails, National Historic Trails, and National Recreation Trails sections of this website to learn more and start your adventure.

Last updated: January 16, 2018