National Digital Trails


Connecting trails to expand recreational opportunities on the Nation’s public lands. 

The National Digital Trails Network project was developed in response to the Department of Interior’s (DOI’s) vision to expand recreational opportunities on the Nation’s public lands. 

Our Nation is home to a vast network of recreational trails traveled by millions of citizens. The trails are managed by numerous organizations and jurisdictions and do not form a coherent, connected network. The overall objectives of this project are to provide data and tools to enable land managers to visualize opportunities to increase the connectivity within this network. 

Access the National Digital Trails Project Newsletter page to keep up with the latest information. There you can select current or past newsletters and you have the option to subscribe to receive future newsletters in your email.



March 3, 2021

National Digital Trails Newsletter - March 2021

Welcome to the March 2021 edition of the National Digital Trails newsletter. We have existing project information to share, as well as a new newsletter format and listserv for managing subscriptions. 

To manage your subscription, please visit the National Digital Trails listserv

Happy trails! 


Just go. Go. Go! I don’t care how. You can go by foot. You can go by cow.” - Dr. Seuss 

Date published: March 3, 2021

December - February Highlights

National Digital Trails Project highlights for December-February.

Date published: March 3, 2021

Status of the Nationwide Digital Trails Dataset

The nationwide digital trails dataset is now up to 270,000 miles. Since the last newsletter we added trails data from three state sources.