National Scenic Trail is a designation for
protected areas in the
United States that consist of trails of particular natural beauty.
National Scenic Trails were authorized under the
National Trails System Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-543) along with
National Historic Trails and
National Recreation Trails. National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails may only be designated by an act of Congress.
List of National Scenic Trails
Proposed National Scenic Trails
||Proposed Length (miles)
|Great Plains Trail
- Karen Berger,
Bill McKibben (foreword) & Bart Smith (photography): America's Great Hiking Trails: Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, North Country, Ice Age, Potomac Heritage, Florida, Natchez Trace, Arizona, Pacific Northwest, New England. Rizzoli, 2014,