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National Scenic Trail

 

National Scenic Trail

National Scenic Trail is a designation for protected areas in the United States that consist of trails of particular natural beauty.

National Scenic Trails were authorized under the National Trails System Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-543) along with National Historic Trails and National Recreation Trails. National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails may only be designated by an act of Congress.

Contents

  • List of National Scenic Trails 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5

List of National Scenic Trails

Trail Name Year Established Length Authorized (miles)
North Country National Scenic Trail 1980 4,600
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail 1978 3,100
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 1968 2,650[1]
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 1968 2,181[2]
Florida National Scenic Trail 1983 1,400
Ice Age National Scenic Trail 1980 1,200
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail 2009 1,200
Arizona National Scenic Trail 2009 807
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail 1983 700
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail 1983 695
New England National Scenic Trail 2009 220
Total: 18,734

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/faq/
  2. ^ http://www.appalachiantrail.org/who-we-are/news/2011/04/19/appalachian-trail-conservancy-puts-new-official-length-of-the-appalachian-trail-at-2-181-0-miles

Further reading

  • Karen Berger, Bill McKibben (foreword) & Bart Smith (photography): America's Great Hiking Trails: Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, North Country, Ice Age, Potomac Heritage, Florida, Natchez Trace, Arizona, Pacific Northwest, New England. Rizzoli, 2014, ISBN 978-0789327413

External links

  • The National Trails System Act of 1968
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