Trails are pathways to adventure. They guide you over mountain peaks, through tall forests, and sometimes down rivers. Trails allow you to spend quality time with friends and family or some quiet time by yourself. Learn all about our trails.

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Types of Trails

Discover the different types of trails in the National Park Service.

Bikers in Canyonlands

Trail Designations

Learn about the different trail designations in the National Park Service.

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Creation of Trails

There is a story behind each trail. Learn how trails were established and created in parks.

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Trail Management & Maintenance

Trails don’t just take of themselves. Park staff and volunteers work hard to maintain trails.

Last updated: June 8, 2018