National Wildlife Refuge System

Welcome to the National Wildlife Refuge Trails

Whether you are looking for an easy trail to hike on a spring weekend or a challenging adventure for a vacation, these pages will help you identify refuge trails that match your interests.

Find a Refuge Trail

Click on a state on the map to locate refuges with trails. Click on a refuge name to find a description of each trail, including length, surface, grade, GPS location and special features. Refuge trails may also be designated as National Recreation, Scenic or Historic Trails. Contact individual refuges with questions about particular trails.

Accessible Trail at Ridgefield Refuge, WA

A wide new pedestrian bridge crosses over railroad tracks and gives visitors easy access to trails and the Cathlapotle Plankhouse.

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Historic Trail at Ruby Lake Refuge, NV

The Fort Ruby interpretive trail opened in 2015 following ten years of archaeological digging and research to learn more about the fort.

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Last updated: December 3, 2020