A sampling of National Recreation Trails in the news or recently designated. The NRT program showcases the diversity of trails across America, from our cities and suburbs to the deserts, waterways, and high mountains.
Every kind of trail activity is represented in the listing of designated NRTs. Besides hiking and bicycling, the system includes water trails, motorized routes, snow tracks, greenways, and equestrian paths.
Search all of Maine's designated National Recreation Trails in the Online NRT Database
View from Dorr Mountain Trail in Acadia National Park
Carson Trail — Located in the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, this 1-mile interpretive trail and greenway traverses three natural habitats and offers numerous opportunities to view wildlife. The Refuge protects valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds along 50 miles of coastline in York and Cumberland counties (designated 2006).
Dorr Mountain Trail — This route is3.5 mile loop trail in Acadia National Park. A moderate difficult trail that ascends steep slopes with numerous flat stretches along ledges. The 1,270-foot peak offers views of pond and wetland complex, mountains to the east, and the Atlantic ocean beyond. Impressive stone stairs are feature of the trail (designated 1981).