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Featured National Recreation Trails

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.


National Recreation Trails... America's great trails!

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.

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Celebrating the Tahoe Rim Trail

River Mountains Loop Trail is a 35-mile paved multi-use, multi-jurisdictional trail surrounding the River Mountains. It connects Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Boulder City, and Henderson to the rest of the Las Vegas Valley. The trail’s success is due to collaboration and community involvement among an active coalition of public agencies, community groups, businesses and individuals (designated 2010).


The Tahoe Rim Trail NRT designation includes 96 miles of the 165-mile trail which runs along the ridges and mountain tops that encircle Lake Tahoe. The trail winds through two states (California and Nevada), six counties, three national forests, and state park land. The Tahoe Rim Trail is divided into eight segments anchored by easily accessible trailheads.


Grimes Point Trail runs through Grimes Point Archaeological Site and provides access to petroglyphs. See other NRTs managed by the Bureau of Land Management.


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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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