National Historic Trail

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)[1], 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. One is a water trail.

List of National Historic Trails

Trail Name Year Established Length Authorized
Oregon National Historic Trail 1978
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail 1978
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail 1978
Iditarod National Historic Trail 1978
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail 1980
Nez Perce National Historic Trail 1986
Santa Fe National Historic Trail 1987
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail 1987
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail 1990
California National Historic Trail 1992
Pony Express National Historic Trail 1992
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail 1996
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail 2000
Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail 2000
Old Spanish National Historic Trail 2002
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail 2004
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail 2006
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail 2008
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail 2009
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