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My National Scenic and Historic Trails quest

During the course of my national parks quest, I ended up visiting a number of the two dozen national historic or scenic trails managed by the National Park Service. Eventually, I decided to make sure I visited each of them, no matter the managing agency.

I completed this quest in August 2018.

  1. Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (NPS)
  2. Appalachian National Scenic Trail (NPS)
  3. Arizona National Scenic Trail (USFS)
  4. California National Historic Trail (NPS)
  5. Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (NPS)
  6. Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (USFS)
  7. El Camino Real de Los Tejas National Historic Trail (NPS)
  8. El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (NPS/BLM)
  9. Florida National Scenic Trail (USFS)
  10. Ice Age National Scenic Trail (NPS)
  11. Iditarod National Historic Trail (BLM)
  12. Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (NPS)
  13. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (NPS)
  14. Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail (NPS)
  15. Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NPS)
  16. New England National Scenic Trail (NPS)
  17. Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail (USFS)
  18. North Country National Scenic Trail (NPS)
  19. Old Spanish National Historic Trail (NPS/BLM)
  20. Oregon National Historic Trail (NPS)
  21. Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (NPS)
  22. Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (USFS)
  23. Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (USFS)
  24. Pony Express National Historic Trail (NPS)
  25. Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (NPS)
  26. Santa Fe National Historic Trail (NPS)
  27. Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail (NPS)
  28. Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail (NPS)
  29. Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (NPS)
  30. Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (NPS)

If you’re looking explore the trails a bit more, check out this great interactive map from the National Park Service.