National Recreation Trails Database

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New designations of National Recreation Trails are announced each year, generally by the Secretary of Interior prior to National Trails Day in June. Trails on USDA land (including National Forests) follow a separate designation process.

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What is the the National Trails System?

Congress passed the National Trails System Act in 1968, establishing a nationwide system of scenic, historic, and recreation trails.

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