The 1,200-mile Pacific Northwest Trail will be one of three new National Scenic Trails once the President signs H.R. 146, which passed the House today by a vote of 285 to 140.
The other trails joining the system, managed by the National Park Service, are the 800-mile Arizona Trail; and (3) the 200-mile New England Trail. These are the first trails to earn the designation since 1983.
The Pacific Northwest Trail crosses three national parks and seven national forests as it runs from the Chief Mountain border crossing just east of Glacier National Park in Montana to the…