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Working Together

When the Pacific Northwest Trail was designated as a National Scenic Trail in 2009, Congress assigned the Forest Service as the lead federal agency for managing the trail across its 1,200-mile length.

The Forest Service partners with diverse land managers along the trail, as well as with the Pacific Northwest Trail Association and numerous state and local governments, to coordinate the management and operation of the trail.

Together, we work to protect and promote the outstanding scenic values and recreational opportunities for which the trail was designated.

Ranger talking to a group.