Established in 2000 for the preservation, protection and interpretation of traditional Native Hawaiian culture and natural resources, the Ala Kahakai NHT is a 175-mile trail corridor full of cultural and historical significance.
As the national voice for America's hikers, American Hiking Society (AHS) promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience. From the halls of Congress to the backcountry, American Hiking speaks up for hikers and the trails they love. By joining American Hiking, you help to form a powerful chorus that can't be ignored.
Amigos De Anza is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created by George Cardinet, "Grandfather" of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. "Amigos de Anza," is a committee devoted solely to the Anza Trail. The Amigos educate visitors about the trail, protect resources along the route, monitor trail development, mark the trail, solicit funds, and undertake a variety of other activities which support the objectives of the trail.
The Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona (ATCA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and maintenance, protection and interpretation of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Our membership-driven corporation was founded August, 1992 in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona (ATCA) is re-establishing a contiguous segment of the Anza Trail through Arizona on land and by car.
The ATCA is a 100% volunteer organization. Partnering with county businesses, local land owners, the National Park Service, BLM, AZ State Parks and other agencies, members and volunteers of the ATCA provide interpretive information at events, renovate trail sections, re-establish and clear trail segments, install signage as well as host events along the National Historic Trail.
The Anza Trail Foundation supports and promotes the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, including the life and times associated with the historic expeditions of Juan Bautista de Anza throughout the entire length of the trail in Arizona, California and Mexico.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is a volunteer-based, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, management, and promotion of the Appalachian Trail as a primitive setting for outdoor recreation (on foot) and for learning.
The Arizona Trail is one of America's most diverse and dramatically scenic long distance non-motorized trails, stretching continuously over 800 miles from Mexico to Utah. The Trail links the lower Sonoran desert to sub-alpine mountain forest at nearly 10,000 feet in elevation, traversing some of the most pristine backcountry found anywhere in the world.
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro: For centuries, this was the sole artery for news, supplies, and travel to the far-flung Spanish colony of New Mexico. Today the route of the Camino Real passes through two nations, Mexico and the United States. The National Historic Trail in the U.S. is managed in partnership by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association protects forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. CFPA directly involves individuals and families, educators, community leaders, and volunteers to enhance and defend Connecticut's rich natural heritage. CFPA is a private, non-profit organization that relies on members and supporters to carry out its mission.
The Continental Divide Trail Alliance promotes, constructs, and manages a primitive trail along the Continental Divide to link and protect significant resources along the Trail with the support of volunteers and public and private partnerships. We also promote the appreciation, preservation, and enjoyment of America's natural lands through education and by preserving the opportunity to experience the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
Since 1978, the Continental Divide Trail Society has been an independent advocate and resource for the hikers of today and tomorrow. The Society's mission is to help in the planning, development, and maintenance of the CDNST as a silent trail and to assist users to plan and enjoy their experiences.
In November 2000 President Bill Clinton signed into law S. 700, the "Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Act." Ultimately, the "Ala Kahakai" (Trail by the Sea) will be a continuous walking path, extending along the coastline of Hawai`i for approximately 175 miles. As much as possible the Ala Kahakai route will follow ancient and historic Hawaiian paths that are known to have existed in the past.
The recently designated El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail was originally established to connect a series of missions and posts between Monclova, Mexico and Los Adaes, the first capital of the province of Texas. The Trail constituted the only primary overland route from the Rio Grande to the Red River Valley in Louisiana during the Spanish Colonial Period from 1690-1821.
Connecting habitats as diverse as jungle-like cypress strands, vast open prairies, desert-like scrub, pine flatwoods, ravines lined with mountain laurel, and white sand beaches, the Florida Trail , Florida's Footpath Forever , stretches 1,300 miles across the Sunshine State, providing day hikers and backpackers alike with an immersion into the unique wilderness areas of Florida. It is the only National Scenic Trail where hikers can enjoy both subtropical and temperate ecosystems all year long, and a perfect destination for winter outings.
Previously called the Friends of the John Smith Chesapeake Trail, the Chesapeake Conservancy works to ensure conservation, stewardship, access, and enjoyment of the Chesapeake's iconic landscapes and waterways and its cultural and historic assets, highlighted by the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network. The Conservancy advances this mission through education, direct action, marshaling new resources, and forging partnerships with governments, businesses, public-interest groups, and citizens.
The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a non-profit, volunteer- and member-based organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our mission is "to create, support and protect a thousand-mile foot trail tracing Ice Age formations across Wisconsin." Established in 1958, IAPTF now has over 5,000 members who support the Ice Age Trail.
The Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance works to preserve, protect and maintain the historic, educational and cultural values of the Iditarod National Historic Trail System. The Iditarod Trail, a symbol of frontier travel and once main artery of Alaska's winter commerce, served a string of mining camps, trading posts, and other settlements founded between 1880 and 1920, during Alaska's Gold Rush Era.
The Iowa Mormon Trails Association is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the preservation and development of the Mormon Trail across Iowa.
The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc. incorporated in 1969 to preserve the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the route it traveled. The Foundation has grown from a simple beginning to more than 40 Chapters throughout the United States and 3,500 members worldwide. The Foundation focuses on stewardship of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, scholarship and historical accuracy with regard to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and education of young people.
The Mormon Trails Association (MTA) is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] association, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. We sponsor lectures, field trips, and work with other historic trail organizations, whose trails pass through Utah and Wyoming, in research, marking, preservation, and celebration efforts.
The Natchez Trace Parkway Association is a non -profit organization that assists the Natchez Trace Parkway by seeking funding and political support for the National Park Service's seventh most visited unit. Originally established to spearhead the completion of the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Association now supports the development and implementation of Parkway facilities and programs that will enhance the visitor experiences both in the park and in its adjacent communities.
Ranked among the most remarkable feats to come out of the 1860 American West, the Pony Express was in service from April 1860 to November 1861. Its primary mission was to deliver mail and news between St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California. The spirit and memory of the Pony Express is kept alive by the National Pony Express Association by identifying, reestablishing and marking the original pony express trail.
The Nez Perce Trail Foundation exists to promote the development of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail on the ground, and to further the interpretation of events of this most significant trail.
The North Country National Scenic Trail is a premier footpath that stretches more than 4,200 miles, offering a superb experience for hikers in a permanently protected corridor, traversing and interpreting the richly diverse environmental, cultural, and historic features of the northern United States. When complete, the North Country Trail will be the longest continuous off-road hiking trail in the United States passing through seven states: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
The Old Spanish Trail Association: The mission of the Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) is to study, preserve, protect, interpret, and promote appropriate use of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail. OSTA promotes public awareness of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail and its multicultural heritage by encouraging research and publication and partnering with governments and private organizations.
The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA), founded in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Independence, Missouri. OCTA is dedicated to education, preservation and enjoyment of the trans-Mississippi emigrant trails. The association features a large bookstore that offers the best available titles on the emigrant experience. "Emigrant Names," a genealogy tool, is sold through the bookstore. Further, OCTA publishes the scholarly "Overland Journal" as well as a quarterly newsletter, "News From the Plains," both of which are mailed as a benefit of membership.
The Overmountain Victory Trail Association was formed in 1975 to gain recognition for the route the Overmountain men took to the Battle of King's Mountain South Carolina. The OVTA's mission is to Protect, Preserve and Interpret the route of the Campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain. Our protection efforts include everything from maintaining the Pemberton Oak; a 600 year old oak tree that was the mustering point along the trail, and the only living remnant from the 1780 campaign; to working with civic organizations to develop the trail in their community.
The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as an internationally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people.
From the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the wilderness beaches of the Olympic Peninsula, this scenic 1,200 mile trail links together the dynamic and diverse landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. It is the mission of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association to establish, protect, construct and maintain the Pacific Northwest Trail as a public, non-motorized travel way and to work for the protection, preservation, and responsible management of the natural, scenic, historic and culturally significant resources that are an integral part of the Pacific Northwest Trail experience.
The Potomac Heritage Trail Association is a membership-based organization dedicated to the development, construction preservation, and interpretation of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. We need your assistance.
The Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) is a non-profit corporation founded in 1986 to preserve, protect, and promote the historic Santa Fe Trail that ran from Franklin, MO, to Santa Fe, NM, from 1821 to 1880. This trail was designated a National Historic Trail by Congress in 1987, and SFTA works closely with the National Park Service to interpret the trail remnants and historic sites for visitors.
Under the National Trails Systems Act of 1968, Congress, in 1996, created the Selma-to-Montgomery Historical Trail. This trail, in Alabama, represents an important historical route in US history. The Selma-to-Montgomery march eventually led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
The Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) is a non-profit, membership organization formed to support the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, which commemorates the forced removal of the Cherokee and other tribes (primarily the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek, and Seminole) from their homelands in the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) in the early and mid-1800s.
The American Discovery Trail (ADT) is a new breed of national trail - part city, part small town, part forest, part mountains, part desert - all in one trail. Its 6,800+ miles of continuous, multi-use trail stretches from Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California. It reaches across America, linking community to community in the first coast to coast, non-motorized trail. The ADT provides trail users the opportunity to journey into the heart of all that is uniquely American - its culture, heritage, landscape and spirit.
The Carson Valley Trails Association is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization working with partners to provide access to public lands through a recreational trail system for present and future generations to enjoy.
In 1989-90 the National Frontier Trails Museum was built by the State of Missouri with the surviving portion of the Waggoner-Gates Mill incorporated into the design. The old mill's locker room was refurbished as well, and serves as the national headquarters of the Oregon-California Trails Association. Operated by the City of Independence, the Trails Museum tells the story of the exploration, acquisition, and settlement of the American West.
The actual formation of BCH took place in Montana's Flathead Valley in January of 1973. Since then, our progress is a matter of record, a record of which we are very proud. We have used our specialized knowledge of stock and the back country to bring about changes and modifications of restrictive management.
A local group of historians working to promote preservation and awareness of the routes of the Santa Fe, Oregon, California Trails, the California Road and the Ft. Leavenworth Military Road.
The Tahoe Rim Trail is one of the world's premier trails. It passes through two states (California and Nevada), six counties, one state park, three National Forests, and three Wilderness areas. This spectacular trail is 165 miles of single-track multiuse trail, winding peak to peak around Lake Tahoe. It is a trail that offers something for everyone!
The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as All-American Roads or National Scenic Byways based on one or more archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities.
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) National Landscape Conservation System offers some of the most remarkable landscapes found on the public lands in the American West. As part of this system, the BLM is responsible for over 4,500 miles of ten National Historic Trails and over 600 miles of the Continental Divide and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trails.
Designates America's Byways and provides funding for Byway projects. Our mission is to provide resources to the byway community in creating a unique travel experience and enhanced local quality of life through efforts to preserve, protect, interpret, and promote the intrinsic qualities of designated byways
Provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses.
Provides funds to the States for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, scenic and historic sites and highway programs, landscaping, historic preservation, archaeological planning and research, and transportation museums. Projects must relate to surface transportation.
Provides funds to construct roads and trails within (or, in some cases, providing access to) Federal lands.
The National Trails System is the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968. These trails provide for outdoor recreation needs, promote the enjoyment, appreciation, and preservation of open-air, outdoor areas and historic resources, and encourage public access and citizen involvement.
The Forest Service is a land management organization dedicated to the management of the National Forest System lands for a variety of uses and activities including outdoor recreation. The Forest Service is interested in providing a variety of trail opportunities that are environmentally sensitive, educational, and support community objectives that contribute to local and regional economies and physical and mental quality of life.
More than 40 million visitors come to Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) managed refuges, wetlands, hatcheries and administrative areas every year.