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Of the 391 national park sites, 248 are within 100 miles of an Amtrak route or station.

Trails & Rails: Onboard Natural and Cultural Heritage Education

An Innovative Partnership between the National Park Service and Amtrak

National Park ServiceTrails & Rails is an innovative partnership program between the National Park Service and Amtrak that brings the National Park "experience" onboard to share with passengers traveling on Amtrak.

On select Amtrak trains around the country, Trails & Rails programs volunteer guides give seasonal talks about places of interest along the route, answering questions and providing a narrative for the section of route they travel. Teams often have a "traveling trunk," containing items relevant to the area — anything from an animal pelt to a compass like the one used by Lewis and Clark on the "Corps of Discovery."

Through the program, Amtrak passengers get an opportunity to connect to public lands and engage in a better understanding of the need to preserve and protect these special natural and cultural resources. Traveling by rail to these parks and protected areas puts this philosophy of stewardship into action, providing a fuel efficient and environmentally friendly way to visit these shared treasures.

Program Locations

TRAIN

ROUTE SEGMENT

NATIONAL PARK

Adirondack

Croton Harmon, NY - Albany- Rensselaer, NY

Roosevelt - Vanderbilt Mansion National
Historic Site

 

Saratoga Springs, NY - Westport, NY

Saratoga National Historical Park

California Zephyr

Grand Junction, CO - Denver, CO

Intermountain Regional Office

Capitol Limited

Cumberland, MD - Washington, DC

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

City of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA - Greenwood, MS

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Crescent

Atlanta, GA - New Orleans, LA

Martin Luther King National Historical Park

Coast Starlight

Seattle, WA - Portland, OR

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

 

Santa Barbara, CA - San Luis Obispo, CA

Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail

 

Santa Barbara, CA - San Jose, CA

Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail

Empire Builder

Seattle, WA - Shelby, MT

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

 

Havre, MT - Minot, ND

Nez Perce National Historical Park - Bear Paw National Battlefield

 

St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN - Columbus, WI

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

 

Williston, ND - Havre, MT

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

 

Williston, ND - Malta, MT

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

 

Minot, ND - Havre, MT

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

 

Minot, ND - Malta, MT

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Heartland Flyer

Norman, OK - Ft. Worth, TX

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Lincoln Service

St. Louis, MO - Springfield, IL

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

 

Springfield, IL - Chicago, IL

Lincoln Home National Historical Site

Maple Leaf

Albany-Rensselare, NY - Syracuse, NY

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Missouri River Runner

St. Louis, MO - Kansas City, MO

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Southwest Chief

La Junta, CO - Albuquerque, NM

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

 

Chicago, IL - La Plata, MO

Texas A&M University - Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences

Sunset Limited

New Orleans, LA - Beaumont, TX

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Texas Eagle

San Antonio, TX - Ft. Worth, TX

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

 

Chicago, IL - Springfield, IL

Lincoln Home National Historical Site

Wolverine

Chicago, IL - Niles, MI

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

 

New Buffalo, IL - Chicago, IL

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore