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List of North American Auto Trails

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Abe Lincoln Trail

Abe Lincoln Trail marker

Springfield, IL
Burlington, IA

Adeway

Adeway marker

Chicago, IL
Indianapolis, IN

≤ 1918

Albert Pike Highway

Albert Pike Highway marker

Hot Springs, AK
Colorado Springs, CO

≤ 1918

Alliance Hemingford Crawford Hot Springs

Alliance Hemingford Crawford Hot Springs marker

Alliance, NE
Hot Springs, SD

Alton Way

Alton Way marker

Chicago, IL
Alton, IL

Appalachian Highway

Appalachian Highway marker

Charleston, SC
Asheville, NC

≤ 1925

North Carolina & South Carolina

Aroostook Trail

Aroostook Trail marker

Fort Kent, ME
Benton, ME

≤ 1925

Possible terminus at Fairfield

Arrowhead Trail

Arrowhead Trail marker

Salt Lake City
Los Angeles

1913

Atlantic Highway

Atlantic Highway marker

Fort Kent, ME
Florida City, FL

≤ 1915

Atlantic-Pacific Highway

Atlantic-Pacific Highway marker

New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA

≤ 1918

Atlantic Yellowstone Pacific Hiway

Atlantic Yellowstone Pacific Hiway marker

Chicago, IL
Twin Falls, ID

≤ 1923

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Baltimore Pike

Baltimore Pike marker

Philadelphia
Baltimore

≤ 1925

Banff Grand Canyon Road

Banff Grand Canyon Road marker

Banff N.P., AB, Canada
Fredonia, AZ

≤ 1918

Bankhead Highway

Bankhead Highway marker

Washington, D.C.
San Diego, CA

1917

Beartooth Trail

Beartooth Trail marker

≤ 1925

Bee Line Highway

Bee Line Highway marker

Nashville, TN
Orlando, FL

1917

Continues north as Dixie Bee Line.

Belleville Carlyle Trail

Belleville Carlyle Trail marker

Carlyle, IL
Belleville, IL

Belt Line

Belt Line marker

Logan, OH
Lafayette, IN

≤ 1925

Ben Hur Route

Ben Hur Route marker

Fort Wayne, IN
Terre Haute, IN

≤ 1925

Better Way

Better Way marker

First City
Second City

B. F. Blue Pole Trail

B. F. Blue Pole Trail marker

First City
Second City

Big Four Route

Big Four Route marker

Terre Haute, IN
Kansas City, MO

Billings Cody Way

Billings Cody Way marker

Billings, MT
Cody, WY

≤ 1925

Black and Yellow Trail

Black and Yellow Trail marker

Chicago
Yellowstone N. P.

1913

Black Diamond Trail (Illinois)

Black Diamond Trail marker

Springfield, IL
Nashville, IL

Black Diamond Trail (Iowa)

Black Diamond Trail marker

Maquoketa, IA
Waterloo, IA
Cedar Rapids, IA

Black Hills Lake Metigoshe

Black Hills Lake Metigoshe marker

≤ 1925

Black Hills Loop Highway

Black Hills Loop Highway marker

≤ 1925

Also called Black Hills Loop Trail and Black Hills Loup Hwy

Black Hills, Rose Bud & Omaha Scenic Highway

Black Hills, Rose Bud & Omaha Scenic Highway marker

Norfolk, NE (Omaha?)
Hot Springs, SD

≤ 1925

Black Hills Sioux Trail

Black Hills Sioux Trail marker

≤ 1918

Bloomington Way

Bloomington Way marker

Lafayette, IN
Quincy, IL

Blue Grass Road

Blue Grass Road marker

Momence, IL
Council Bluffs, IA

Boone Way

Boone Way marker

Raleigh, NC
Asheville, NC
Louisville, KY

≤ 1925

Bridge Route

Bridge Route marker

Danbury, CT
Chester, NY

≤ 1925

Buffalo Highway

Buffalo Highway marker

Glacier N. P.
Yellowstone N. P.
Denver, CO

≤ 1918

Original Buffalo Trail: Billings to Great Falls, MT

Buffalo Pittsburg Highway

Buffalo Pittsburg Highway marker

Buffalo, NY
Pittsburg, PA
Morgantown, PA

≤ 1925

T-shaped trail

Burlington & Peoria Air Line

Burlington & Peoria Air Line marker

Peoria, IL
Burlington, IA

Burlington Way

Burlington Way marker

Burlington, IA
Cresco, IA

1917

Became the Mississippi Valley Highway

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

California-Banff Bee-Line

California-Banff Bee-Line marker

Los Angeles, CA
Cranbrook, BC

≤ 1918

California Banff “B” Line

Cannon Ball Trail

Cannon Ball Trail marker

Chicago, IL
Kansas City, MO

≤ 1915

Several marker variations

Canton Vermont Quincy Trail

Canton Vermont Quincy Trail marker

Canton, IL
Quincy, IL

Caterpillar Trail

Caterpillar Trail marker

Pontiac, IL
Peoria, IL

≤ 1925

Central Florida Highway

Central Florida Highway marker

Valdosta, GA
Fort Myers, FL

≤ 1925

Central Montana Highway

Central Montana Highway marker

Glendive, MT
Helena, MT

≤ 1925

Chadron Hot Springs

Chadron Hot Springs marker

Chadron, NE
Hot Springs, SD

≤ 1925

Chicago Buffalo Highway

Chicago Buffalo Highway marker

Buffalo, NY
Chicago, IL

≤ 1925

Analogous to Toledo-Cleveland-Buffalo Trail and Toledo-Chicago Pike?

Chicago Dubuque Trail

Chicago Dubuque Trail marker

Chicago, IL
Dubuque, IA

Chicago Iowa Trail

Chicago Iowa Trail marker

Chicago, IL
Savanna, IL

Chicago Kansas City Gulf Highway

Chicago Kansas City Gulf Highway marker

Chicago, IL
Kansas City, MO

≤ 1914

It seems doubtful this road ever went to the Gulf.

Colorado to Gulf Highway

Colorado to Gulf Highway marker

Denver, CO
Galveston and Brownsville, TX

≤ 1913

Cross State Trail

Cross State Trail marker

Danville, IL
Quincy, IL

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Daniel Boone Trail

Daniel Boone Trail marker

St. Paul, MN
St. Louis, MO

1915

Detroit-Lincoln-Denver Highway

Detroit-Lincoln-Denver Highway marker

Detroit, MI
Denver, CO

Diagonal Trail

Diagonal Trail marker

Danville, IL
Sioux Falls, SD

Diamond Trail (Illinois)

Diamond Trail marker

Freeport, IL
Galesburg, IL

Diamond Trail (Iowa)

Diamond Trail marker

Clarence, IA (earlier Iowa City)
Des Moines, IA

Dixie Bee Line

Dixie Bee Line marker

Chicago, IL
Nashville, TN

< 1917

Follows the Dixie Hwy from Chicago to Danville, IL.
Continues south as Bee Line Hwy.

Dixie Highway

Dixie Highway marker

Sault St. Marie, MI and Chicago
Miami, FL

1915

Dixie Overland Highway

Dixie Overland Highway marker

Savannah, GA
San Diego, CA

1914

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Egyptian Trail

Egyptian Trail marker

Chicago, IL
Cairo, IL

Electric Highway

Electric Highway marker

Forsyth, MT
Missoula, MT

≤ 1925

Road may start at Miles City.

Everett Powers Highway

Everett Powers Highway marker

St. Louis, MO
Spirit Lake, IA

c.1918

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Fox River Route

Fox River Route marker

Chicago, IL
Ottawa, IL

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

George Washington National Highway

GWN Highway marker

Savannah, GA
Seattle, WA

1916

Golden Belt Highway

Golden Belt marker

St. Louis, MO
Denver, CO

≤ 1912

Originally the Golden Belt Road

Grant Highway

Grant Highway marker

Chicago, IL
Portland, OR

Shown on maps as far west as Yellowstone N. P. Association claims east terminus as Boston, MA.

Great White Way

Great White Way marker

Davenport, IA
Council Bluffs, IA

1910

Also called the White Pole Road

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Hannibal Edina Trail

Hannibal Edina Trail marker

Hannibal, MO
Edina, MO

Hannibal Kirksville Trail

Hannibal Kirksville Trail marker

Hannibal, MO
Kirksville, MO

Havana Lincoln Champaign Trail

Havana Lincoln Champaign Trail marker

First City
Second City

Hawkeye Cut Off

Hawkeye Cut Off marker

First City
Second City

Later a branch of the Grant Highway.

Hawkeye Highway

Hawkeye Highway marker

First City
Second City

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Illinois Corn Belt Route

Illinois Corn Belt Route marker

Effner, IN
Burlington, IA

1917

I.O.A. Short Line

I.O.A. Short Line marker

First City
Second City

I.V. Way

I.V. Way marker

First City
Second City

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Jackson Highway

Jackson Highway marker

Chicago
New Orleans

1915

Jefferson Highway

Jefferson Highway marker

Winnipeg, MB
New Orleans

1915

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Keway Trail

Keway Trail marker

First City
Second City

Kickapoo Trail

Kickapoo Trail marker

First City
Second City

King of Trails

King of Trails marker

Winnepeg, MB
Galveston & Brownsville

1918

Earlier route went to Loredo rather than Brownsville.

Kings Highway

Kings Highway marker

First City
Second City

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Lee Highway

Lee Highway marker

Washington, D.C.
San Diego, CA

1919

Liberty Way

Liberty Way marker

First City
Second City

Lincoln Hawkeye Pike

Lincoln Hawkeye Pike marker

First City
Second City

Lincoln Highway

Lincoln Highway marker

New York
San Francisco

1913

Lincoln Trail

Lincoln Trail marker

First City
Second City

Logan Lee Highway

Logan Lee Highway marker

First City
Second City

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Mackinaw Indian Trail

Mackinaw Indian Trail marker

Bloomington, IL
Peoria, IL

1917

Old Peoria Road

Meridian Highway

Meridian Highway marker

Winnipeg, MB
Galveston, Loredo, Mexico City

1911

Originally the Meridian Road

Meridian Highway (Illinois)

Meridian Highway (Illinois) marker

Beloit, WI
Cairo, IL

1916

Michigan Detroit Chicago Highway

Michigan Detroit Chicago Highway marker

First City
Second City

Midland Trail

Midland Trail marker

Washington, D.C. & Richmond, VA
San Francisco & Los Angeles

1912

Later known as National Roosevelt Midland Trail

Military Tract Trail

Military Tract Trail marker

First City
Second City

Minute Man Route

Minute Man Route marker

First City
Second City

Mississippi River Scenic Highway

Mississippi River Scenic Highway marker

First City
Second City

Mississippi Scenic Route

Mississippi Scenic Route marker

First City
Second City

Mississippi Valley Highway

Mississippi Valley Highway marker

First City
Second City

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

National Old Trails Road

NOTR marker

New York
Los Angeles

1911

Early name: National Old Trails Road Ocean-to-Ocean Highway

National Park to Park Highway

NPtoP marker

National Park loop route

1916

National Parks Highway

National Parks Highway marker

Chicago
Seattle

1916

National White Way

National White Way marker

First City
Second City

New Santa Fe Trail

New Santa Fe Trail sign

New Franklin, MO
Santa Fe, NM

1910

North Cross State Highway

North Cross State Highway marker

First City
Second City

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Old Spanish Trail

Old Spanish Trail marker

St. Augustine, FL
San Diego, CA

1915

Early route began in Miami.

Omaha
St Louis
Short Line

Omaha St Louis Short Line marker

First City
Second City

Omaha Topeka Trail

Omaha Topeka Trail marker

First City
Second City

Ottumwa Cedar Rapids & McGregor Trail

Ottumwa Cedar Rapids & McGregor Trail marker

McGregor, IA
Ottumwa, IA

Ozark Trails

Ozark Trails marker

Kansas City and St. Louis
Las Vegas, NM

1913

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Pacific Highway

Pacific Highway marker

San Diego, CA
Vancouver, BC

1910

Peoria Pekin Bloomington Way

Peoria Pekin Bloomington Way marker

First City
Second City

Peoria Pekin Havana Jacksonville Way

Peoria Pekin Havana Jacksonville Way marker

First City
Second City

Pikes Peak Ocean To Ocean Highway

PPOO Highway marker

New York
San Francisco, later Los Angeles

1914

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Red Ball Route

Red Ball Route marker

St. Paul, MN
St. Louis, MO

≤ 1913

Red X Route

Red X Route marker

First City
Second City

Resort Route

Resort Route marker

First City
Second City

River to River Road

River To River Road sign

Davenport, IA
Council Bluffs, IA

1910

Rock River Valley Route

Rock River Valley Route marker

First City
Second City

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Shabbona Trail

Shabbona Trail marker

First City
Second City

Southern Highway

Southern Highway marker

First City
Second City

Southern National Highway

Southern National Highway marker

Washington, D.C.
San Diego, CA

1913

Southwest Trail

Southwest Trail marker

First City
Second City

Starved Rock Trail

Starved Rock Trail marker

Chicago
Princeton, IL

State Park Trail

State Park Trail marker

First City
Second City

Sunflower Trail

Sunflower Trail marker

Kearney, NE
Ellinwood, KS

1912

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Terre Haute
Columbus Cincinnati Trail

Terre Haute Columbus Cincinnati Trail marker

First City
Second City

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

U of I Trail

U of I Trail marker

First City
Second City

University Trail

University Trail marker

First City
Second City

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Valparaiso Joliet

Valparaiso Joliet marker

First City
Second City

Victory Highway

Victory Highway sign

New York
San Francisco

1921

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Waterloo
Ft. Madison
Short Line

Waterloo Ft. Madison Short Line marker

Ft. Madison, IA
Waterloo, IA

Waubonsie Trail

Waubonsie Trail marker

Nebraska City, NE
Keokuk, IA

≤ 1912

White Star Trail

White Star Trail marker

First City
Second City

White Way

White Way marker

First City
Second City

Auto Trail

Marker

Termini

Year

Notes

Yellowstone Trail

Yellowstone Trail marker

Boston, MA
Seattle, WA

1912

 

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