Happy Anniversary to the National Scenic Trails Act

On October 2, 1968, America was given a gift – the creation and protection of some of Americans’ favorite places to discover the great outdoors and our nation’s history. The first two trails to be designated were the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. Soon nine more trails joined the party. In the mood to […]

Find a Trail Celebration Near You

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In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the National Scenic Trails Act, Trails50.org has created an ever-evolving list of nationwide events highlighting our trail system. Whether you want to learn more about trails near you, get out for a hike, help pitch in with trail projects or meet others who revel in the joys of being […]

Start here, hike anywhere

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American Trails is a non-profit dedicated to building and protecting trails. Their searchable database helps you find trails in the USA (by state), as well as Canada and 30 other countries. If you’re looking for a place to hike, it’s a great place to start. Resources available include An online database of over 1,000 National Recreation […]

Happy 50th Birthday to the National Trails System

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In 1968, the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail were established as the nation’s first National Scenic Trails in the National Trails System Act of 1968. The purpose of the legislation was stated in the opening paragraph of the act: In order to provide for the ever-increasing outdoor recreation needs of an expanding population and […]