2018: the National Trails System's 50th Anniversary


In 2018, thousands of people came together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act.  With every event, hike, ride, photo, or story you shared, the significance of the National Trails System was highlighted and celebrated. 

With the passage of the National Trails System Act in 1968, America was given a gift – the creation and protection of some of Americans’ favorite places to discover the great outdoors. Trails that celebrate outdoor adventure such as the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and trails that allow us to walk through history, such as the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. 

We are grateful to our partner organizations for their leadership, effort, and resources to celebrate the anniversary and their ongoing work to preserve, protect, and strengthen the National Trails System.