Oct 1, 2020
Learn how trail steward and trailbuilding programs have worked to make the public better informed, more responsible trails users while protecting the resource.
Oct 22, 2020
Learn from industry experts, advocates, and practitioners about how to collect and apply trail count data, and how to leverage that data in order to achieve meaningful, tangible changes in your community.
Mar 24, 2022
The Colorado Mountain Club’s Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS) mobile app will allow trail users, volunteers, and staff to gather data on trails, signage, camping, visitor use, and more.
published Jun 2019
by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.
Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.
published Jun 2012
by Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services
If you aren’t counting and surveying trail users, you may be missing an opportunity to better fund your program and help the community understand the value of your trail system or interconnected network of trails.
published Apr 2021
San Jose is developing a 100 mile trail network! View the handout!
published Sep 2018
How many users can a paved trail support before it becomes too crowded or over used?
published Mar 2011
Measuring the benefits and economic development of trails.
published Jun 2011
Billings has successfully implemented over 35 miles of trail in the last 15 years, causing concern over how the trails will be maintained, which departments are responsible for maintenance, and how it will be funded.
published Nov 2019
by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
San Jose has released their 13th annual Trail Count, a report which helps them study trail use in the area and determine how they are meeting the needs of their trail users.
published Sep 2010
Surveys were undertaken on eight shared-use trails to see who uses these trails, how far they travel to a trail, and what they spend and on what items.
published Dec 2011
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