Outstanding State Trail Program



The Roads and Trails Program provides education and technical assistance to trail and open space managers and advocates regarding non-motorized trail planning, design, construction, funding and management throughout California.

The Roads and Trails Program:

  • Oversees the California Recreational Trails Plan and reports on the progress in its implementation.
  • Organizes and hosts California Trails & Greenways.
  • Provides trail planning, funding and management tools to trail managers and provides expert advice on trail management issues to agencies statewide.
  • Manages trail grant funding for California State Parks.
  • Developed the Department’s Trail Change-in-Use process and provides ongoing technical assistance and training for its implementation.
  • Assists in the development of Road and Trail Management Plans for individual park units.
  • The Department’s Sign Shop is also under the Road and Trail Program.

More winners of this award

2021: Maryland State Recreational Trails Program

2019: Vermont

2017: Arizona State Parks and Trails

2015: Montana

2015: Washington

2013: West Virginia

2012: Tennessee Greenways and Trails Program

2010: Vermont

2009: Oregon