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published Jan 1, 2020

Economic and Health Benefits of Walking, Hiking, and Bicycling on Recreational Trails in Washington State

by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office

Every county in Washington State benefits from walkers, runners, bikers, and backpackers using our beautiful trail systems. Ninety percent of Washington residents participate in non-motorized recreation annually.

categories: Health Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, health, economic

published Oct 1, 2019

Health Benefits of Contact with Nature

by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office

A Literature Review Prepared By Sara Perrins and Dr. Gregory Bratman of the University of Washington for the Recreation and Conservation Office.

categories: Health Benefits
tags: health, benefits of trails

published Jan 1, 2019

Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits of Recreational Trails in Washington State

by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office

This report evaluates the economic, environmental, and social benefits of outdoor recreation activities associated with trails and their nexus with the economy of Washington.

categories: Health Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, economic

published Aug 3, 2017

Improving Public Health through Public Parks and Trails

by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parks and trail corridors have been important for public health in the United States for more than 100 years.

categories: Health Benefits
tags: parks, healthcare

published Jan 1, 2012

The Association of Natural Elements With Physical Activity Intensity During Trail Use by Older Adults

When promoting trail-use among older adults, natural elements should be considered.

categories: Health Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, health, aging population

published Dec 24, 2011

Trail User Demographics, Physical Activity Behaviors, and Perceptions of a Newly Constructed Greenway Trail

To better understand and promote physical activity on a newly constructed trail, the present study examined the demographic characteristics and physical activity behaviors of trail users

categories: Health Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, health, user surveys

published Jan 1, 2008

A Descriptive Examination of the Most Frequently Used Activity Settings in 25 Community Parks

The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.

categories: Health Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, health

published Apr 1, 2003

South Carolina Trails Survey

The purpose of this study was to provide an extensive description of the use of trails in South Carolina.

categories: Health Benefits
tags: healthcare, funding

posted Jan 21, 2020

Use and Nonuse of a Rail Trail Conversion for Physical Activity: Implications for Promoting Trail Use

The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.

categories: Health Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, health, rails-to-trails

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posted Feb 25, 2020

Trails Move People

Creating a strong, cooperative, and unified voice for a diverse trails community


posted Feb 20, 2020

Mental Health Benefits of Trails

Beyond the physical health benefits of trails, the mental health benefits of trail access is also invaluable.

tags: benefits of trails

posted Feb 20, 2020

Health Benefits of Trails

Does access to trails really lead to healthier communities? According to research the answer is a resounding yes.

tags: benefits of trails, health, healthcare

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services and is head...


1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30329
(800) 232-4636

International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.


P.O. Box 7578, Boulder, Colorado 80306
303-545-9011 • [email protected]

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services an...


200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20201
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