United States 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.

List of National Scenic Trails

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

See also

External links

  • The National Trails System Act of 1968


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