- National Park
Rounded up and forcibly removed to Oklahoma from their homes in the southeast, the Cherokee nevertheless survived with language and culture intact.
Hours + Fees
Hours vary from site to site. Contact individual site owners/managers for more information.
For trail brochures and a complete list of certified sites, contact the National Park Service National Trails System-Santa Fe. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on holidays and weekends.
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail is still being developed. In some areas visitor facilities, signing, and information are limited.
Map + Directions
You can reach most trail sites by auto or bicycle, or on foot. Some sites are along unpaved roads or along river corridors.