National Scenic Trails

National Scenic Trails

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Geographic Scope

This quest involves hiking on a portion of each of the 11 National Scenic Trails (NST) in the US.

NOTE → If you’re interested in section hiking a particular National Scenic Trail, check out the Section Hiking theme.

11 objectives
Across the USA
Not yet supported

Quest Objectives

What Qualifies (?)

Simply hiking a portion of each trail counts as completing the objective. What constitutues a “portion?” That’s up to you. A common minimum visit is hiking at least one mile.

List of Objectives

Map of Objectives


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Related Quests

National Recreation Trails (In Your State)
National Historic Trails
Arizona Trail section hiking
Florida Trail section hiking
Pacific Crest Trail section hiking

Tips and Resources

  • Here is an incredibly useful interactive map that shows both National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails. You can select only NSTs using the “Layer List” button in the top right corner.
  • This NPS page has links to the primary homepage of each NST and is a great starting point. Keep in mind that some
  • Linked below is a large pdf map of the National Trails System, circa 2010. Additional formats are also available.
  • National Trails System map3672.7KB
  • There are a number of apps and guidebooks dedicated to individual NSTs, which could be handy for your visit.
  • Some of the best resources are published by trail support organizations.

Quest-related Merch

  • Here’s a great map poster (several styles available) for keeping track of your quest progress. These posters include both National Scenic and Historic Trails.

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