Interior Adds New National Trails in Celebration of Great Outdoors Month

Secretary Haaland announces 33.5 miles to the National Trails System, enhancing outdoor recreation across four states.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the addition of four new national recreation trails, expanding the National Trails System by 33.5 miles. The newly designated trails, located in Oregon, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia, join 1,300 existing trails across the U.S., the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

“Increased access to green spaces nurtures our mind and bodies, and helps to build stronger communities. Every American deserves to have a safe and nearby place to experience nature,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “The National Trails System improves access to the outdoors while providing significant impacts to local economies. The additions we are making today are part of our commitment to ensure that we leave a better, healthier planet for generations to come.”

National Park Service Director Chuck Sams joined Secretary Haaland in encouraging the public to explore these new trails.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland and Director Sams as they promote the National Trails System.
  • For all the personnel within the Interior Department who maintain and steward public lands and resources.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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