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A cyclist in a yellow shirt on a red bike rides through a rolling meadow near a trail sign with the Juan Bautista de Anza NHT logo sticker on it below a brown arrow marker and brown icon of two people hiking

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

  Established: August 15, 1990 Managing Nonprofits: The Anza Trail Foundation, The Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona Managing Agency: National Park Service   In 1775, Lt Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza led thirty families of Spanish, Indigenous, and African heritage through the Sonoran Desert, across…

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

  Established: October 2, 1968 Managing Nonprofit: Pacific Crest Trail Association Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service   The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCNST) was one of the first two  trails, along with the Appalachian NST, to receive a National Trail designation as part of…

California National Historic Trail

  Established: August 3, 1992 Managing Nonprofit: Oregon-California Trails Association Managing Agency: National Park Service   The California National Historic Trail follows in the footsteps (and wagon ruts) of more than 250,000 emigrants who made their way across the continental United States during the 1840s…

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

  Established: December 4, 2002 Managing Nonprofit: Old Spanish Trail Association Managing Agency: National Park Service     Mexican trader Antonio Armijo led the first commercial caravan between Abiquiú, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California in 1829. Versions of this route were then used by…

Pony Express National Historic Trail

  Established: August 3, 1992 Managing Nonprofit: National Pony Express Association Managing Agency: National Park Service     Founded in April 1860, the legendary Pony Express ran for only 18 months before it was rendered irrelevant by the installation of a transcontinental telegraph. Today, the Pony…

Trails enrich your community

Now more than ever we need our trails, natural areas and public outdoor spaces. Together we can build and improve accessibility and put the national scenic and historic trails on the map and into your home! Are you curious about the area where you live…

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Interactive Map

Interactive map of the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Anza Trail Foundation

The Anza Trail Foundation supports and promotes the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, including the life and times associated with the historic expeditions of Juan Bautista de Anza throughout the entire length of the trail in Arizona, California and Mexico.

National Pony Express Association

Ranked among the most remarkable feats to come out of the 1860 American West, the Pony Express was in service from April 1860 to November 1861.

Pacific Crest Trail Association

  The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as an internationally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all…