National Trails Intermountain Region
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
1100 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Plane: You can reach the national historic trail by flying into a number of airports, including Huntsville, Alabama; Fayetteville/Springdale and Little Rock, Arkansas; Atlanta, Georgia; Springfield/Branson and St. Louis, Missouri; Asheville, North Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis, Tennessee. Trail-related sites can be reached from these cities. Go to the Places to Go web page for specific site directions. http://www.nps.gov/trte/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm
Due to the length of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, be sure to consult local weather sources for the region you'll be visiting. Here are two links to the central US and southeast US. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/forecast/regional-central-temps.htm http://graphical.weather.gov/sectors/southeast.php
General Entrance Fee Information - $0.00
There are NO USER OR ENTRY FEES fees for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. NOMINAL FEES may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities. Please visit Plan Your Visit / Places To Go for an interactive map and extensive list of places to visit by state. Contact information is available for each site to call and find out about fees. www.nps.gov/trte/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm
Commemorate the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
Essential Information for Your Trip on the Trail
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.
Go to Places To Go for listings by state that include site name, address, access, historical significance, onsite interpretation, and website.
Last updated: January 5, 2018