Featured National Recreation Trails for the US Fish & Wildlife Service

 


posted Aug 14, 2018

Fort River Birding and Nature Trail, Massachusetts

by American Trails Staff

The one-mile trail provides a chance to enjoy the natural world at Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

  • tags: nature trail, accessible, birding, habitat, snow
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Kanatak Trail, Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

The Kanatak Trail is a route used for centuries to cross the coastal mountains of the Alaska Peninsula. The Kanatak Trail was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2012.

  • tags: habitat, preservation, wildlife, backcountry
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Palm Canyon Trail, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

by American Trails Staff

An area of rugged beauty, Palm Canyon may be the only place in Arizona where native palm trees, California Fan Palms, can be found.

  • tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, backcountry
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Painted Desert Trail, Arizona

by American Trails Staff

This backcountry trail extends over a mile through Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.

  • tags: birding, habitat, wildlife, backcountry
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge Trails, Colorado

by American Trails Staff

Located near downtown Denver, this 1.5-mile trail serves an urban population yet provides visitors an opportunity to observe a variety of wildlife amidst wetlands and prairies.

  • tags: habitat, preservation, wildlife, nature trail
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Canyon National Recreation Trail, New Mexico

by American Trails Staff

Located in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) , this 2.2-mile interpretive trail provides access to wildlife viewing in the Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.

  • tags: birding, habitat, interpretation, backcountry
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Chupadera Wilderness National Recreation Trail, New Mexico

by American Trails Staff

Traversing the Chupadera Wilderness Area of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, this 9.5-mile backcountry trail is rich in wildlife and wildflowers.

  • tags: habitat, wilderness, wildlife, backcountry
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Scuppernong River Interpretive Boardwalk, Columbia, North Carolina

by American Trails Staff

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is the site for this wetlands trail near Columbia, North Carolina.

  • tags: birding, environment, habitat, interpretation, wildlife
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Munch's Coulee Trail, Kenmare, North Dakota

by American Trails Staff

Located along the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge State Scenic Byway, this 1-mile loop trail provides spectacular vistas of the Refuge's wildflowers, Lower Des Lacs Lake, and nearby wetlands.

  • tags: birding, habitat, wildlife, nature trail
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Horton's Slough Trail, Oklahoma

by American Trails Staff

Wetlands and waterfowl are featured on this trail at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge.

  • tags: accessibility, birding, habitat, interpretation, wildlife, backcountry
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Sandtown Nature Trail, Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

by American Trails Staff

This one-mile long loop trail meanders along the river and includes benches, observation decks, and an informational kiosk. Visitors can observe the resident and migratory wildlife and breathtaking Oklahoma landscape at the Refuge.

  • tags: birding, habitat, nature trail, wildlife
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 27, 2018

Rich Guadagno Memorial Trail, Oregon

by American Trails Staff

The 1,000th National Recreation Trail dedicated to refuge manager killed on United Flight 93.

  • tags: birding, conservation, habitat, memorial, preservation, wildlife, backcountry
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Centennial Trail, Indian River County, Florida

by American Trails Staff

Located at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, this 0.75-mile accessible trail tells the story of the first national wildlife refuge and celebrates the entire Refuge System, offering visitors the chance to learn about each national wildlife refuge in the country while enjoying scenic overlooks and abundant wildlife.

  • tags: accessibility, birding, habitat, interpretation, preservation, wildlife, nature trail
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Timber Point Trail, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine

by American Trails Staff

The trail is located on the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and is a scenic 1.4 mile loop located in Biddeford Pool that takes visitors through forests and meadows to the Atlantic Ocean.

  • tags: birding, nature trail, preservation, wildlife
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Froland National Recreation Trail, Froland Waterfowl Production Area, Minnesota

by American Trails Staff

Froland Waterfowl Production Area Interpretive Trail winds around several wetlands through scenic restored prairie and oak savanna in west-central Minnesota. An accessible trail leads to an observation platform overlooking a large wetland.

  • tags: birding, conservation, habitat, interpretation, preservation, snow, wildlife, nature trail
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Halfmoon Lake Canoe Trail, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Minnesota

by American Trails Staff

Paddle your way through the mature floodplain forest and rich backwaters of the Winona District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

  • tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, canoe/kayak
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Mahnomen National Recreation Trail, Minnesota

by American Trails Staff

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge hosts this trail through midwestern habitats.

  • tags: habitat, wildlife, railway
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Verchota Canoe Trail, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Minnesota

by American Trails Staff

This 11-mile marked paddling trail near Winona, MN, traverses broad pools, islands, braided channels, and extensive bottomland forest.

  • tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, canoe/kayak
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Magnolia Trail, Natchez, Mississippi

by American Trails Staff

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge south of Natchez hosts this trail.

  • tags: birding, habitat, interpretation, wildlife, nature trail
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Drinking Horse Mountain National Recreation Trail, Montana

by American Trails Staff

Climbing 700 feet from Bridger Creek through to the summit of Drinking Horse Mountain, the figure-eight loop trail offers scenic vistas in the Bozeman area and surrounding mountain ranges.

  • tags: birding, bridges, wildlife, backcountry
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Viewing Trail, Stevensville, Montana

by American Trails Staff

150,000 visitors per year use the Wildlilfe Viewing Trail and the adjacent Auto Tour Route on the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.

  • tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, greenway
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Funk Peterson Wildlife Trail, Nebraska

by American Trails Staff

Located in the Funk Waterfowl Production Area, this 3-mile backcountry loop trail is a bird watcher’s paradise, providing habitat for millions of bird.

  • tags: birding, habitat, wildlife, backcountry
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Niobrara Scenic River, Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska

by American Trails Staff

This 5.6 mile section of the Niobrara River offers visitors a unique scenic recreational floating experience. The river cuts a deep canyon in the limestone rocks that underlie Nebraska’s famed Sand Hills.

  • tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, canoe/kayak
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Mud Pond Trail, Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire

by American Trails Staff

The trail is located on the Pondicherry Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge and is universally accessible. It includes a 900 foot long raised boardwalk with rest stops that offer extraordinary views of a boreal forest and wetland communities.

  • tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, nature trail
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted Mar 26, 2018

Nelson-Trevino Canoe Trail - Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Wisconsin

by American Trails Staff

The 4.8 mile Nelson-Trevino Canoe Trail located between Nelson, WI and Wabasha, MN is a treasure of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

  • tags: birding, habitat, preservation, wildlife, canoe/kayak
categories: General Interest, Trail Spotlights