By Gregory Parent, Janaki Alavalapati & Taylor Stein School of Forest Resources and Conservation, and Alan Hodges Food and Resource Economics
This Florida case study surveys the economic impacts, motivations, and travel and equipment expenditures of OHV recreationists.
Published January 15, 2009
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.
This report evaluates the economic, environmental, and social benefits of outdoor recreation activities associated with trails and their nexus with the economy of Washington.
Trails contribute more than $8.2 billion to Washington state's economy, according to companion studies released by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.
A 2019 Purdue Road School presentation asking, do trails offer a direct economic benefit?