Welcome to the Public Land Map Viewer for the National Trails System. This website displays the approximate routes of 11 National Scenic Trails and 19 Historic Trails where they cross public lands and trail right-of-way easements. These National Scenic and Historic Trails, which have been designated by Congress and are administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with many other federal and state agencies and National Trail organizations, pass through all 50 states in the nation.
This Public Land Map Viewer can be used to get an approximate idea of where these National Trails are located on the landscape in relation to publicly owned lands and trail right-of-way easements. A choice of backgrounds are provided that you can use to follow a trail: a standard two-dimensional map background, or a three-dimensional terrain background that provides a sense of the topography that the trail traverses.
This Viewer is not sufficiently accurate enough to provide information for actually visiting any National Scenic or Historic Trail, and should not be used for this purpose. In fact, the centerline of the trail is not shown at a scale of less than 1:100,000. Also, please be aware that some parts of these National Trails may be located on private lands. This data does not provide any authorization, expressly or implied, to cross private lands. Please be respectful and do not trespass.
For more detailed and accurate information for planning a trip or visit to a National Scenic and Historic Trail, please reach out to the appropriate contacts within the agencies and organizations for that trail. More information on each National Trail can be found on the Partnership for the National Trails System website at: http://pnts.org/new/