National Recreation Trails Database

Go to navigation
Go to footer
photo of a mountain view from a trail

Find Trails

{Search deeper}

Join over 1,300 trails in the NRT System

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.

2792
Ohio River Water Trail
515
1654
1066
2800
2736
2143
2824
P1100554
2992

2024 applications are due Nov 1, 2023

Create your account
National trails system logo

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.

Learn More
Top