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50th Anniversary of the National Trail Systems Act - Two Sister Trails - One Celebration

  • Dates: 02 Oct, 2018

National Trail Systems Act

In 2018, the United States of America will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the creation of the first two national scenic trails. Join an online celebration as we honor the creation of both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Celebration includes: 

  • Captivating stories covering the history, challenges, and future of our Trails
  • Special guests including Authors Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed; Suzanne Dixon, President of the ATC; and Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the PCTA
  • Online auction featuring Trail memorabilia and exclusive vacation experiences
  • Ceremonial Toast

Take the 50th Challenge!

Sign up at to pledge to hike 50 miles or volunteer 50 hours in celebration of the Appalachian Trail’s anniversary as one of the nation’s first National Scenic Trails.

Help us celebrate and earn a commemorative certificate of your accomplishment!


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