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Register your Event for National Trails Day

Register an Event for National Trails Day! June 6, 2015 is National Trails Day®, the country’s largest celebration of trails. Events will take place in every state across the country and including hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects…

New! Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails From the Maine Beaches to Down East This new guide from the editor of Appalachian Mountain Club Book’s popular Maine Mountain Guide lets hikers explore the full length of…

Historic Trails Award Badge – Boy Scouts of America

This merit badge presents a great opportunity for a community and stewards of National Historic Trails to work together. To qualify for this award, scouts have to fulfill the following:   Locate a historic trail or site and study information relating to it. (The information…

Year in review – Continental Divide Trail Coalition

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition sent its thanks and New Year’s greetings to all its supporters.

2015 National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference

June 27 – July 1, 2015 in Nashville, TN. Planning is underway for the 2015 National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference, to take place in Nashville, Tennessee! Please contact the PNTS if you have any ideas for speakers or topics you would like to see!

New! Resources by state

Visit our map and click a state for a list of trails, trail organizations, people and other posts on this site.

The Decade for Trails

Although steady progress has been made to transform these trails from lines on maps to places in the landscape for people to learn from and enjoy, at the current pace it will be decades before most of them will be fully available for public use.