Featured National Recreation Trails for the USDA Forest Service

 


posted Jun 17, 2020

The Lion's Tale National Recreation Trail

The Lion's Tale is a National Recreation Trail that is specially designed to create a sensory experience for the visually impaired. Through a special mascot, Lop Ears the Mountain Lion, the trail tells a story using braille as well as other sensory methods.


posted Jan 31, 2020

RTP Highlight: Magone Lake Mountain Bike Trail System

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon is working to create a new bike trail system with the help of Recreational Trail Program (RTP) funds.


posted Jan 16, 2020

National Recreation Trail Highlight: Middle Fork Trail

This 27-mile riverside trail wanders up the Middle Fork of the Willamette River in Oregon.


published Jun 1, 1978

Lena Lake Trail, Olympic National Forest, Washington

Climbing through thick conifer woods to a scenic lake, the Lena Lake National Recreation Trail is managed by Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal District.


published Jun 1, 2003

The Tahoe Rim Trail, Nevada and California

The National Recreation Trail designation for the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) includes 96 miles of the 165-mile trail which runs along the ridges and mountain tops that encircle the Lake Tahoe Basin.


published Jun 1, 1978

Catwalk Trail, Gila National Forest, New Mexico

In the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps built a hanging walkway trail following the path of an old pipeline.


published Jun 1, 2003

The Maah Daah Hey Trail, North Dakota

The trail passes through some of the most pristine remote areas of the USDA's National Grasslands.


published Jun 1, 2003

Massanutten Mountain Trail, Virginia

The trail is steeped in history, and offers a rich diversity of eastern wildflowers and animals in the area of Virginia between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Great North Mountain to the west.


published Jun 1, 1981

Danny On National Recreation Trail, Whitefish, Montana

A trail with spectacular views of the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park that is accessible by a chairlift.