Trails & Rails Program

Enrich your travel experience and learn about our nation's natural and cultural sights along your route with a National Park Service guide.

Onboard Heritage Appreciation

Enjoy your time traveling across the country with National Park Service volunteer guides and their traveling show-and-tell programs as they explain regional historic and natural resources related to your journey.

Whether visiting iconic natural treasures like the mighty Mississippi River valley, historic landmarks like the Roosevelt mansion in Hyde Park or cultural attractions like New Orleans Jazz National Park, you can connect to public lands and engage in a better understanding of the need to preserve and protect these special natural and cultural resources.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, railroads have played an active role in developing America's national parks and we are proud to be a part of this partnership that provides a fuel efficient and environmentally friendly way to visit public lands.

Learn more about the Trails & Rails program.

Train Route Segment To/From Participating National Park
Adirondack Saratoga Springs, NY - Westport, NY Saratoga National Historical Park
Adironack/Empire Service Croton-Harmon, NY - Hudson, NY Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
Blue Water New Buffalo, MI - Chicago, IL Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
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
Coast Starlight

Seattle, WA - Portland, OR

Santa Barbara, CA - San Luis Obispo, CA

Santa Barbara, CA - San Jose, CA

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail

Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail

Crescent Atlanta, GA - New Orleans, LA Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site
Empire Builder Wenatchee, WA - Seattle, WA Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Empire Service New York, NY - Albany-Rensselaer, NY National Parks at New York Harbor
Heartland Flyer Oklahoma CIty, OK - Ft. Worth, TX Oklahoma City National Memorial
Lincoln Service

St. Louis, MO - Springfield, IL

Springfield, IL - Chicago, IL

Gateway Arch National Park

Lincoln National Historic Site

Northeast Regional Washington, DC - New York, NY National Mall & Memorial Parks
Pacific Surfliner

San Diego, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Santa Barbara, CA - San Luis Obispo, CA

Cabrillo National Monument

Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail

Southwest Chief La Junta, CO - Albuquerque, NM Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Sunset Limited New Orleans, LA - Beaumont, TX New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Texas Eagle Chicago, IL - Springfield, IL Lincoln Home National Historical Site
Wolverine Chicago, IL - Niles, MI Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore