United States National Trails System

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Tim Angeli
The National Trails System includes over a thousand trails throughout the United States, and is administered by the federal government.
Most of the National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails are fairly long, and most visitors hike only a portion of the trail, or may take several years to finish, tackling it for a few days at a time. The trails may cover a combination of federal, state, and local land, and may go through private lands as well.
National Scenic Trails, National Historic Trails, and National Geologic Trails are designated by act of Congress, marking them among the best trails of the nation.

National Scenic Trails

National Historic Trails

National Geologic Trail

National Recreation Trails