Meet the National Park’s 10 New National Recreation TrailsBack on June 5, the Department of the Interior announced they were designating 10 trails as National Recreation Trails in celebration of National Hiking Day (really, though, every day is national hiking day, isn’t it). National Recreation Trails, as opposed to National Scenic of Historic Trails, typically also earn their distinction by being close to urban centers, serving as connecting trails to more remote national trails deeper in the backcountry. Chapman Mountain Recreational Preserve Trail SystemChapman Mountain Nature Preserve is a 459-acre property located just to the east of Huntsville, AL. With 3.28 miles of trails for visitors to explore, the preserve offers hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, open from dawn to dusk daily. Green Mountain Recreational Preserve Trail SystemGreen Mountain Nature Preserve offers 4.9 miles of trail varying from easy to difficult.