The American Discovery Trail

American Discovery Trail map

This is the official site of the American Discovery Trail Society

Background photo: “Cape Henlopen, Delaware” by Terry Shuchart

Support The Trail

Join the American Discovery Trail Society today.

Trail Awards

Finished part or all of the trail – get an award.

National Discovery Trails

Help the trail become the first one.

Donate Your Vehicle

Vehicles can be collected from all over the US.

The American Discovery Trail Society continues to monitor the CDC guidelines about the COVID-19 pandemic. We will regularly review conditions and public health recommendations.

The American Discovery Trail is a new breed of national trail — part city, part small town, part forest, part mountains, part desert — all in one trail. Its 6,800+ miles of continuous, multi-use trail stretches from Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California. It reaches across America, linking community to community in the first coast to coast, non-motorized trail. The ADT provides trail users the opportunity to journey into the heart of all that is uniquely American — its culture, heritage, landscape and spirit.