National Historic Trails

National Trail System

Can you imagine packing all your belongings and heading into the unknown wilderness? Leaving your loved ones behind to head for the promised land? Follow the National Historic Trails and get a firsthand taste of what the pioneers faced as they stuggled west.

Here you will find descriptions of these routes—famous names like the Oregon, the Santa Fe, the Iditarod. Whether you are traveling by car, bike or foot, these routes will take you back in time, with Lewis and Clark as they open the west, with Nez Perce as they seek a sanctuary.

Iditarod National Historic Trail

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Nez Perce National Historic Trail

Oregon National Historic Trail

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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