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America has 11 National Scenic Trails, but after 60 years only the Appalachian National Scenic Trail has a right-of-way set aside for posterity. The other 10 trails have gaps subject to closure and dangerous road-walks. Many have access problems. Hiking Trails for America (HTA) has been formed to support permanent protection and continuity for all National Scenic Trails and to educate the general public in the use of foot trails for walking, hiking and backpacking.

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How many states are involved in our National Scenic Trails? The answer may surprise you. #FactFriday ... See MoreSee Less

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A major part of the North Country National Scenic Trail, the town of Mentor, Ohio was recently designated as an official "trail town."

Trail towns are a critically important part of keeping our National Trail System functioning!

Click here: www.news-herald.com/general-news/20180830/buckeye-trail-town-designation-in-mentor-offers-hiking-...
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With tears, cheers and the breathtaking view of a clear day atop Mount Katahdin, Bobby O’Donnell completed his 2,000-mile journey on the Appalachian Trail last week.

He reached the famed sign atop Mount Katahdin (located within Baxter State Park in northern Maine) on Friday morning.

“It’s been one hell of a walk,” O’Donnell shared with friends on social media. “I cannot thank everyone who has been a part of my journey enough.”

Read here: www.tauntongazette.com/news/20180904/with-tears-and-cheers-eastons-odonnell-completes-appalachian...
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