Basic Information

GIS Data and Information
For Geographic Information System data regarding the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, please visit the Resource Information Management page of the National Trails office website.


Trail sites are located across 5,043 miles and 9 states. The Trail is administered by the NPS office located at:

A brown sign indicating the Trail of Tears, next to a trail.


Trail Administration

The National Park Service administers the trail in partnership with the Trail of Tears Association; the Cherokee Nation; the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; federal, state, county, and local agencies; interested groups; and private landowners. Trail sites are in private, municipal, tribal, federal, or state ownership. Please ask for permission before visiting any trail sites on private lands and check with public sites for visiting hours and regulations.

Protect the Trail

To foster trail preservation, do not use metal detectors, dig at sites, collect artifacts, or remove anything. Please respect these historic places.

Last updated: January 6, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

Santa Fe, NM 87505

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