There are eleven National Scenic Trails in the US.  The longest of these trail systems—the North Country National Scenic Trail—is 4,600 miles long and extends from Crown Point in New York to Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota.  The shortest (and one of the most recent trails to be designated) is the 220-mile New England National Scenic Trail.

These trails were developed, then preserved by, the National Trails System Act for recreational purposes in America’s most scenic landscapes.  Find them on the map below:

1. Appalachian National Scenic Trail  – Distance: 2,174

2. Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail – Distance: 2,638

3. Continental Divide National Scenic Trail – Distance: 3,100

4. North Country National Scenic Trail – Distance: 4,600

5. Ice Age National Scenic Trail – Distance: 1,200

6. Florida National Scenic Trail – Distance: 1,400

7. Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail – Distance: 700

8. Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail – Distance: 695

9. Arizona National Scenic Trail – Distance: 807

10. Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail – Distance: 1,200

11. New England National Scenic Trail – Distance: 220

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