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National Recreation Trails (NRTs) provide for numerous outdoor recreation activities in a variety of urban, rural, and remote areas. Over 1,200 trails in all 50 states, available for public use and ranging from less than a mile to 485 miles in length, have been designated as NRTs on federal, state, municipal, and privately owned lands.
Help us gather data and identify issues on these great trails.
Explore the NRT program
- NRT Home Page
- About the NRT program
- NRT designations year by year
- Featured trail in each state
- Latest NRT news
- Celebrating 50 years of the National Trails System
- NRT Photo Contest
- Apply for NRT designation
- Access your trail in the database
- Benefits of NRT designation
- Helpful NRT contacts
- Featured U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Trails
- Featured trails on BLM Lands
- Featured trails on National Forests and Grasslands
- Featured US Army Corps of Engineers trails
- Explore National Park Service NRTs