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The Bureau of Land Management is a supporter of the National Recreation Trails (NRT) program. A wide variety of trails on BLM lands are designated National Recreation Trails, hosting many kinds of trail recreation, including hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and driving ATVs and four-wheel drive vehicles.



Featured National Recreation Trails on BLM Lands

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Pinnell Mountain Trail, Alaska follows ridges above timber line in the vastness of interior Alaska. See photos and details...

Betty's Kitchen Interpretive Trail, Arizona This trail near Yuma threads through the desert riparian environment of the Lower Colorado River. See photos and details...

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Hikers on The King Range National Recreation Trail look out over

the Pacific Ocean

King Range Trail, California Spectacular mountain trails with wide ocean views in northern California's Mendicino County. See photos and details...

Lost Coast Trail, California The premier coastal backpacking trail in California along the Lost Coast. See photos and details...

Sacramento River Trail and Sacramento Rail Trail, California Based on a partnership between the City of Redding, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, and Shasta County, these trails are an example of what is possible through a joint effort between various agencies and local groups.

Cress Creek Nature Trail, Idaho This interpretive trail in eastern Idaho has lots of opportunities for learning about nature. See photos and details...

Mineral Ridge Trail, Idaho Scenic view trail looks out over Coeur d'Alene Lake Recreation Area. See photos and details...

Bald Mountain Trail, Idaho A 5-mile trail at Sun Valley near Ketchum, ID. Bicyclists can ride up the trail and hikers can access the trail from a ski lift.

Grimes Point Trail, Nevada Trail through Grimes Point Archaeological Site provides access to petroglyphs. See photos and details...

Dripping Springs Trail System, New Mexico Hiking and biking trails in southern New Mexico along the Organ Mountains. See photos and details...

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The North Umpqua Trail runs along Oregon's river of the same name

Tent Rocks Trail, New Mexico The two-mile Tent Rocks Trail is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and is located in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. See photos and details...

North Umpqua Trail, Oregon Multi-use trail follows the Umpqua River for 79 miles into the Cascade Mountains. See photos and details...

Old Growth Ridge Trail , Oregon The Bureau of Land Management's Whittaker Creek campground provides the trailhead for this scenic climb through huge Douglas fir trees, as well as western hemlock, red cedar, red alder, and big leaf maple.

Row River Trail, Oregon 15 miles along the Row River from the town of Cottage Grove. See photos and details...

Gooseberry Mesa Trail, Utah This 13.5-mile backcountry loop trail is one of the state's supreme riding opportunities, offering a 360-degree view of spectacular landmarks such as Zion National Park and Smithsonian Butte. See photos and details...


Fisher Towers Trail, Utah A spectacular hiking trail winding in and around towering red rock cliffs in eastern Utah. See photos and details...

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Fisher Towers Trail in the Moab, Utah area


For more information

The Bureau of Land Management’s trail system provides access to a wide range of recreation opportunities including hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, trail riding, and equestrian use. BLM manages more than 16,000 miles of multiple use trails distributed over the approximately 258 million acres of BLM-administered public lands.

See the BLM Trails System Website



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The on-line database has details on the currently designated National Recreation Trails. The NRT Program online is hosted by American Trails:


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