America’s National Trails
National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails
The national trails system was established in the National Trails System Act of 1968 (as amended) to promote and provide opportunities for the public. The Forest Service manages and cares for many National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails with the help of countless volunteers and partners.
The 50th anniversary of the legislation establishing National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails was commemorated in 2018. The then Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen was honored with a message from Sharon Francis. Ms. Francis, a staff member for President Johnson, was there on Oct. 2, 1968 to witness the signing of the Act into law.
For additional information, refer to the following national trail websites:
The Forest Service is the lead agency for six National Scenic and Historic Trails
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail
The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT) stretches 1,200 miles from the Pacific Ocean near Cape Alava, Washington to near the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park in Montana.
Learn more about this National Scenic Trail:
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If you have questions or comments, please contact Forest Service Trail Management.