National Historic Trail is a designation for a protected area in the United States containing historic trails and surrounding areas. They are part of the National Trails System.
National Historic Trails were authorized under the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-625), amending the National Trails System Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-543), which had introduced National Scenic Trails and National Recreation Trails. National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails may only be designated by an act of Congress.
National Historic Trails are designated to protect the remains of significant overland or water routes to reflect the history of the nation. Most of them are highway routes and are not hiking trails, although they provide opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities along their routes. Only one is a water trail, Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.
Read more about National Historic Trail: List of National Historic Trails
... Trail Name Year Established Length Authorized Oregon National Historic Trail 1978 2,170 miles (3,490 km) Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail 1978 1,300 miles (2,100 km) Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail ...
... These National Park Service trails are part of the larger National Trails System ... Only 3 of the trails are considered official units of the park system ... Name Location Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Hawaii Appalachian Trail (one of the 401 official units) Maine - Georgia California National Historic Trail Missouri - California Captain John ...
... The Pueblo de Los Angeles was the final destination of the Old Spanish Trail and is now part of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail which was established in 2002 ... Due to its recent creation, the Old Spanish National Historic Trail does not have any designated visitor facilities or services available at this time ... However, there are museums, historic sites, and markers along the Old Spanish Trail from Santa Fe to Los Angeles ...
... The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail is a National Historic Trail that commemorates the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812 ... The 290-mile (467 km) trail was named after "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States ... Consisting of water and overland routes, the trail extends from Tangier Island, Virginia, through southern Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay, and Baltimore, Maryland ...
... List of ecoregions in Illinois National Natural Landmarks in the United States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois ... Stratton Wolf Creek State Historic Sites List of Illinois State Historic Sites State Forests Big River Hidden Springs Lowden-Miller Sand Ridge Trail of Tears State Recreation Areas Clinton Lake Eagle ... Kidd Lake Piney Creek Ravine Revis Hill Prairie Sielbeck Forest Spitler Woods Volo Bog State Trails Mormon Trail Trail of Tears Tunnel Hill Local County Districts Local forest and conservation ...
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