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posted Oct 1, 2022

If You Don't Count...

This session will present a number of different approaches to collecting data to develop estimates of the number of individuals using a trail system and the economic impact


published Sep 2006

Canalway Trail User Count and Methodology

The Trail User Count Survey was conducted to provide information on the number and types of trail users at several different locations along the Canalway Trail within Oneida, Herkimer, and Montgomery counties.


published Sep 2011

San Jose Trail Count Shows Trail Use Continues to Rise

The San Jose trail count provides data to support further development of the integrated trail network.


published Jun 2015

Jackson Hole Pathways and Trails Survey Full Results

by Headwaters Economics

The purpose of the Jackson Hole Pathways and Trails Survey is to gather public feedback on Jackson Hole’s pathways and trails systems. The results of this first-of-its‐kind survey effort are intended to provide a documentation of pathways and trails usage, satisfaction, strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for improvement. The information in this report provides solid information to help community decision-makers, stakeholder groups, and interested citizens plan for the future of Jackson Hole’s pathways and trails systems.


published May 2007

Capital Crescent Trail-Georgetown Branch Trail Survey Report

This survey was conducted to obtain information on the amount and type of use of this popular trail.


posted Oct 1, 2022

Telling the Tale of Our Ohio Trails

The nation’s longest paved trail network is a 340-mile accomplishment and a point of pride in Ohio.


posted Oct 1, 2022

Making it Count: Analyzing Trail Use Data in New York and Connecticut

by Laura Brown with University of Connecticut, Dylan Carey with Parks and Trails New York, Jennifer Ceponis with Capital District Transportation Committee, Emily Dozier with Dutchess County Transportation Council, Kristina Kelly with Connecticut Trail Census, James Stevens with ConsultEcon, Inc.

Presenters outline the techniques used and lessons learned from trail counts in New York and Connecticut.


posted Oct 1, 2022

Metrics, Data, and Counting, Oh My!

Tools for helping to identify opportunity, map a course of action, and quantify the benefits of walking, biking and trail development.


published Jun 2015

Paths More Traveled

by USDA Forest Service

This report, a publication of the Forests on the Edge project of the Forest Service’s State and Private Forestry Deputy Area, examines the growth in population within 50 and 100 miles of national forests and grasslands. To understand how recreation pressure might increase in the future, the report also estimates future growth in recreation visits to NFS lands by local residents.


posted Oct 1, 2022

System Wide Trail Assessment: A Spatial Data Driven Approach

by Michael Meister

In this Trail Talk new methods of mobile electronic data collection help streamline assessments for Tennessee State Parks.


posted Oct 1, 2022

Traffic on the Trail

by Allison Jones with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D Texas A&M Extension

This presentation will focus on the key components of trail user count methodologies.


published Jan 2010

Data Survey and Sampling Procedures to Quantify Recreation Use of National Forests in Alaska

by USDA Forest Service

Estimating visitor numbers and collecting information on visitor attitudes in Alaska national forests is especially challenging because of the dispersed access to the forests by a relatively small number of visitors.