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National Trails Strategy
The Forest Service’s national trail strategy inspires a different way of thinking and doing and lays-out 26 high-leverage actions that will move the agency toward a sustainable trail system achieved through collaborative stewardship with partners and volunteers. Learn more about the National Trails Strategy...
Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. USDA photo.
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Arkansas. USDA photo.
Coconino National Forest, Arizona. USDA photo.
Cross Country Ski Trail
Superior National Forest, Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Edward Klim.
Tahoe Rim Trail
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California. Photo courtesy of Ben Fish.
Eagle Creek Trail
Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon. USDA photo.
Find a Trail!
There are more than 158,000 miles of trails to hike, bike, ATV, ride horseback, snowmobile, snowshoe, and more.
America’s National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails
There are 11 National Scenic Trails and 19 National Historic Trails, totaling more than 55,000 miles. The Forest Service serves as the lead agency for six national trails, in additional to managing portions of 16 other National Scenic and Historic Trails, and numerous National Recreation Trails. Learn more about National Trails...
The 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.
Clearing a trail with a cross-cut saw. Deschutes National Forest, Oregon.
If you want to lend a hand with your national trails, contact a forest near you, or visit our volunteer website.
- Leave No Trace - is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly.
- Tread Lightly! - is a nonprofit focused on promoting recreation access through outdoor ethics to heighten individuals’ sense of good stewardship.
- Forest Service Saw Program - manages use of crosscut and chainsaws on national forest system lands by forest service employees, volunteers, and partners.
For More Information
If you have questions or comments, please contact FS-Trail Management at email@example.com.