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  Appalachian Trail
Many thanks to Joe and Monica Cook for the use of this photograph. Also visit  Kathy Bilton's AT Homepage
In 1968 Congress passed the National Trails System Act to provide federal assistance to the Appalachian Trail and to establish a national system of trails. The Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails were named in the act as the first two national scenic trails. Today the National Trails System consists of Congressionally designated national scenic trails, which are continuous protected scenic corridors for outdoor recreation, and national historic trails, which recognize prominent past routes of exploration, migration, and military action. Although both types are administered by federal agencies, land ownership may be in public or private hands. Of the 17 national scenic and national historic trails so far established, 12 are administered by the National Park Service, four by the Forest Service, and one by the Bureau of Land Management.
  Pacific Crest Trail
Photo courtesy of Stephen Martin. You can view more photographs at
  Ice Age Trail
We appreciate the use of this photo from The Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation.
  Florida Trail
The Florida Trail Association provided this photo.
  Continental Divide Trail
Photo courtesy of The Continental Divide Trail Alliance.
  North Country Trail
Thanks to Steve Miller of the Buckeye Trail Association for the use of this photo.

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