National Forest System Trails
Find a Trail!
There are thousands of miles of Forest Service system trails in nearly every state to hike, bike, ATV, ride horseback, snowmobile, snowshoe, and more.
Check out the National Forest interactive visitor map to find great trails to explore.
Florida National Scenic Trail highlights Florida’s most scenic, natural, and cultural resources along 1,300 miles of trail and is the nation’s only sub-tropical National Scenic Trail. Courtesy photo by Rachel Skeen.
America’s National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails.
National Scenic and Historic Trails are typically long-distance iconic trails designated by an act of congress – trail such as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. There are 11 National Scenic Trails and 19 National Historic Trails nationwide totaling more than 55,000 miles. The Forest Service leads management of six of these trails and helps manage portions of 11 others. Learn more about National Trails.
Clearing a trail with a cross-cut saw. Deschutes National Forest, Oregon.
Forest Service Saw Program: Manages use of crosscut and chainsaws on national forest system lands by forest service employees, volunteers, and partners.
Annual Trail and Trail Bridge
Each year trail managers, volunteers, and partners work hard to manage and maintain National Forest system trails and trail bridges. Annual accomplishments and a snapshot of the inventory are summarized nationally and by region. The summary promotes accountability and celebrates the work the trail community is doing to support USDA and Forest Service goals through stewardship of National Forest System trails and accomplishment of the 10-Year Trail Shared Stewardship Challenge.
Learn more about annual trail and trail bridge accomplishments.
For More Information
If you have questions or comments, please contact Forest Service Trail Management.