South Carolina Trails Survey

Prepared for the South Carolina Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism by the Institute for Public Service and Policy Research

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

Attached document published April 2003

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