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Featured National Recreation Trails


THE NATIONAL RECREATION TRAILS (NRT) program works to preserve and celebrate our nation's pathways. We invite you to explore America’s great national system of trails and greenways.

arrow Search over 1,000 National Recreation Trails in the online database
arrow See the list of National Historic Trails
arrow See the list of National Scenic Trails
arrow Learn more about the National Trails System



State by state index of featured NRTs


Click on any state to see a sampling of National Recreation Trails across America:


Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Colorado Connecticut Delaware D. C. Florida
Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana
Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine
Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin
Wyoming Puerto Rico      



trail noteWhat makes a trail a National Recreation Trail? Learn more about the NRT program and the effort to preserve and celebrate America's greatest trails.


arrow For more great photos of NRTs, see the photos and dozens of entries in the NRT Photo Contest, sponsored by American Trails.

arrow Visit some of the wide variety of designated NRTs in Bureau of Land Management areas.

arrow See how to update online trail information in the National Recreation Trails online database or send changes by e-mail to


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trail noteEach year nominations for designation of new National Recreation Trails may be submitted. Details of the program may be found on the NRT website hosted by American Trails: ( The National Recreation Trail Program recognizes trails that provide opportunities for all Americans to enjoy the out-of-doors and improve the quality of life of our communities.



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The on-line database has details on the currently designated National Recreation Trails. The NRT Program online is hosted by American Trails:


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