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What are the 11 National Scenic Trails in the U.S.?

The National Trails System Act was passed by Congress in 1968. They declared nationwide systems of trails – some scenic, some historic, and others recreational. The first 3 trails to be granted this designation have become known as the Triple Crown of Hiking: Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. The National Scenic Trails are all at ... Read More »

Hiking the American Discovery Trail

The American Discovery Trail is a little known trail that runs from Atlantic to Pacific in the United States. Few people have tried hiking the American Discovery Trail from one end to the other, but Kirk and Cindy Sinclair decided to do just that.  The trail goes through 15 states, 14 national parks, and 16 national forests, as well as ... Read More »