Top Five Famous Trails in the U.S.

U.S. Trails Pacific Crest Trail
From the deserts of Arizona to the coast of Maine, and from California's Sierra Nevada to Michigan's Great Lakes, the U.S. is a country of diverse topography and great outdoor opportunities. Many long-distance trails reflect America's various landscapes, and have become goals for many outdoor adventurers to hike in part or in whole.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is an approximately 2,180 mile long footpath that travels the scenic, pastoral, wooded, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. The trail is managed by the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, as well as many state agencies and thousands of volunteers. From Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, A.T. crosses mountains, ridges, hills and valleys. A.T. is used for day, overnight, section and through hikes.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Pacific Crest Trail (pictured above)

The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles (4,265 kilometers) from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. It offers the beauties of the desert, unfolds the glaciated expanses of the Sierra Nevada, traverses deep forests, and provides commanding vistas of volcanic peaks in the Cascade Range. The Pacific Crest Trail embodies everything there is to love (and to preserve) in the Western United States.

Thousands of hikers and equestrians enjoy this international treasure each year. Some may only travel a few miles, while other hikers will complete the entire trail in a single season. 
Pacific Crest Trail

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

The Continental Divide separates the waters that flow into the Atlantic Ocean from those that flow into the Pacific Ocean.The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) is a 3,100-mile trail that follows near and on the course of the Divide traveling from Canada to Mexico through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. CDT is accessed by hikers and equestrians.
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

American Discovery Trail

The American Discovery Trail (ADT) is a 6,800-mile trail that begins in Delaware on the Atlantic Ocean and ends in California on the Pacific Ocean, stretching across 15 states in the mid-tier of the United States. ADT is the only non-motorized coast-to-coast trail in the U.S., and can be accessed by hikers, bikers and horse-riders.
American Discovery Trail

North Country National Scenic Trail

A 4,600-mile trail that spans from New York to North Dakota crossing Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. The North Country National Scenic Trail hosts hilltops and valleys, forests, lakes and everything in between. The trail is accessed by hikers for short and long-distance hikes.
North Country National Scenic Trails

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