Featured National Recreation Trails for the National Park Service


posted Aug 27, 2018

Accessibility improved on Lake Mead trails

by Christie Vanover

Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s two National Recreation Trails, the Historic Railroad Trail and River Mountains Loop Trail, received funding for surface and drainage improvements to ensure that the trails are in good condition for years to come.

  tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Fort Circle Park National Recreation Trail, Washington, DC

by American Trails Staff

This 7.9-mile rail connects historic forts built to defend the nation's capital during the Civil War.

  tags: historic, parks, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Congaree River Blue Trail, South Carolina

by American Trails Staff

Starting near Columbia, this 50-mile water trail and greenway ranges from urban adventures to the Coastal Plain with its high bluffs and floodplain habitats.

  tags: greenway, historic, interpretation, water trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

River Mountains Loop Trail, Nevada

by American Trails Staff

The paved multiple use, multi-jurisdictional trail runs 35 miles around the River Mountains connecting Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Henderson, and the Las Vegas Valley.

  tags: funding, interpretation, partnerships, wildlife and habitat, backcountry