Roads, Trails, and Journeys

Web Sites

1. Sites listing lots of other sites

American Trails -- Contemporary Trails

American Trails is a national, nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote cooperation among all groups interested in trail use as well as providing support and protection for America's trails.

Michelle Glowen

Links to Trails West -- Historical Trails

The is a site of tremendous scope...there are quite a few offerings for researching trails and pathways all over the country. The site is pretty user-friendly and easy to navigate.

Kimberly Johnson

2. Sites featuring diaries and letters about journeys

Diaries, Memoirs, Letters and Reports Along The Trails West -- Many Documents

Library of Western Fur Trade Historical Source Documents --

Diaries, Narratives, and Letters of the Mountain Men

3. Sites with general information about roads and trails

Early American Roads and Trails

US Code, Title 23 -- Highways

4. Sites devoted to national trails and journeys

Oregon Trail Foundation

Michelle Glowen

5. Sites featuring trails and journeys in the Inland Northwest

Letters and Journal of Mrs. Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, 1836 --

Narcissa Whitman's account of her journey west in 1836

6. Sites covering modern-day trails in the Inland Northwest

The Pacific Northwest Trail -- from the Rockies to the Pacific

The Centennial Trail -- A trail for hiking and bicycling in the Spokane Region

7. Sites specializing in maps and mapping


Eastern Washington University Quadrangle -- Image from TerraServer