10 Longest Hiking Trails in the U.S.
In America, there are 193,500 miles of trails on federal lands and 42,500 miles on state lands. It is estimated that over a million hours are spent by volunteers maintaining these national treasures. President John F. Kennedy once said, “National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.” While adventuring through America’s awe-inspiring wilderness, it is important to take a moment to appreciate all of the effort and determination that individuals and organizations have devoted to protecting the lands. This infographic features the 10 longest continuous hiking trails the United States has to offer. Which have you conquered?