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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. 

News

Date published: October 10, 2019

HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL DIGITAL TRAILS PROJECT

In the Fall of 2018, the USGS received the initial request from DOI to explore the development of a tool to assist in connecting existing trail systems.  

Date published: July 31, 2019

Development of the TRAILS Decision Support Tool is Underway

Coming Soon!