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06/07/2014 09:31 AM EDT

Happy National Trails Day! Hundreds of organized activities are planned today as part of National Trails Day, including hikes, educational programs, bike rides, trail rehabilitation projects, festivals, paddle trips, and trail dedications. A listing of activities is available on the American Hiking Society’s website (

To promote outdoor recreation and reconnect Americans to nature, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis announced this the recognition of 19 hiking and biking trails and two water trails as national recreation trails, adding 452 miles in 11 states to the National Trails System. To see the full list, click here:

Photo from Bryce Canyon National Park by Trevis Schuh