|Forest Highway System|
Highway markers for Forest Highways 3, 33, and Puerto Rican Forest Highway 191
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Federal Forest Highway nn (FFH nn)
Forest Route nn
Forest Highways or Forest Routes are a category of roads within United States National Forests. They are built to connect the national forests to the existing state highway systems, and to provide improved access to recreational and logging areas.
The federal statues define the term Forest Highway as "a forest road under the jurisdiction of, and maintained by, a public authority and open to public travel."
Forest highways are designated by the United States Forest Service and funded by the federal government, but are generally owned and maintained by the states or counties in which they are located. The forest highway system comprises approximately 29,000 miles (47,000 km) of roads. Forest highways are usually marked with markers of the style shown at right. To qualify for inclusion in the system, a roadway must "be wholly or partially within, or adjacent to, and serving the National Forest System" among other criteria.
Federal Forest Highway 13 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Forest Highway 191 in El Yunque National Forest
- Office of Federal Lands Highway (December 18, 2009). "Forest Highways". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
- Western Federal Lands Highway Division (September 7, 2011). "Forest Highways". Forest Highways. Federal Highway Administration Office of Federal Lands Highway. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- Western Federal Lands Highway Division (September 7, 2011). "Forest Highway Designation". Federal Highway Administration Office of Federal Lands Highway. Archived from the original on February 26, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- "Utah to Build Forest Roads". Millard County Progress. July 11, 1924. p. 4. Archived from the original on December 15, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
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