To provide our passengers with an opportunity to enrich their travel experience, we have partnered with the National Park Service to develop Trails & Rails as a way to encourage vacationers and long-distance travelers to take the train to many of our nation's natural and cultural heritage sights.
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, Amtrak passengers 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 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.
|Participating National Park
|Adirondack||Saratoga Springs, NY - Westport, NY||Saratoga National Historical Park|
|Blue Water||New Buffalo, MI - Chicago, IL||Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore|
|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|
|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|
|Crescent||Atlanta, GA - New Orleans, LA||Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site|
|Empire Builder||Seattle, WA - Havre, MT||Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park|
|St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN - Columbus, WI||Mississippi National River and Recreation Area|
|Minot, ND - Havre, MT||Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site|
|Empire Service||Hudson, NY - Croton-Harmon, NY||Roosevelt - Vanderbilt Mansion National
|Heartland Flyer||Oklahoma City, OK - Ft. Worth, TX||Oklahoma City National Memorial|
|Lincoln Service||St. Louis, MO - Springfield, IL||Jefferson National Expansion Memorial|
|Springfield, IL - Chicago, IL||Lincoln National Historic Site|
|Northeast Regional||Washington, DC - New York, NY||National Mall & Memorial Parks and National Parks of New York Harbor|
|Pacific Surfliner||Santa Barbara, CA - San Luis Obispo, CA||Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail|
|San Diego, CA - Los Angeles, CA||Cabrillo National Monument|
|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|
|San Antonio, TX - Ft. Worth, TX||San Antonio Missions National Historical Park|
|Wolverine||Chicago, IL - Kalamazoo, MI||Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore|
Amtrak, the National Park Service's Trails and Rails Program, and the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University have created audio podcasts to enhance your travel experience on the Sunset Limited (New Orleans - Los Angeles) and Texas Eagle trains (Chicago - San Antonio - Los Angeles). The podcasts, as your trip guide, will provide you with information on the travel experience, points of interest etc. to make your rail journey more enjoyable.