As part of the Omnibus Land Act that Obama Signed a few weeks ago, there are now three new official National Scenic Trails that will get the same designation and protection as the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails. There have not been any new National Scenic Trails since 1983.
The New Trails:
The Arizona National Scenic Trail (807 Miles)
The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (1200 Miles)
The New England National Scenic Trail (220 Miles)
Way to go Obama!