2025 Trails Plan

Arizona's diverse and beautiful scenery, temperate climate, and unique attractions make it an outdoor recreation hub. More than 4.3 million Arizonans used trails in 2020, and many consider the proximity of trails when they are deciding where to live. Maintained trails enrich our communities, make outdoor recreation more accessible, and protect our landscape and wildlife habitat.

Are YOU an advocate for our trails? Take the survey to help shape the state’s 2025 Trails Plan and be entered to win awesome Arizona experiences and prizes just for participating!

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What's in it for YOU?

Not only do you have the opportunity to influence the future of Arizona’s trails, but you can also have the chance to win awesome Arizona experiences and prizes! Arizona State Parks has awesome incentives you enter a drawing for, just by taking the survey. Prizes include staycations in scenic Pinetop-Lakeside and Flagstaff, a two-night camping trip in a comfortable micro-camper, Arizona State Parks annual passes and gift cards, and more, thanks to generous partners like the Arizona Office of Tourism, Pin Drop Travel Trailers, and the Southern Arizona Hiking Club!

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What is the Trails Plan?

The Trails Plan guides the acquisition, development, management, and resource allocation for both motorized and non-motorized trails throughout Arizona across land managers and recreation providers. It helps determine the distribution of grant funding from the federal non-motorized and motorized Recreational Trails Program and the state's Off-Highway Vehicle and Heritage Trail funds. Arizona State Parks and Trails is required to update this plan every five years.

The plan's development is overseen by a working group of trail managers from all jurisdictions, non-profit organizations associated with non-motorized or motorized trail use, as well as conservation groups, user groups from across Arizona, members of the Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Group (OHVAG), the Arizona State Committee on Trails (ASCOT), and other outdoor recreation and trail advocates. To ensure a comprehensive and informed plan, the trail managers and stakeholders incorporate data from various sources, including user feedback, trail usage statistics, and their communities. 

One of the most significant impacts of the 2025 Trails Plan is its ability to guide the distribution of federal and state grant funds, allowing for the acquisition of land for trails; construction of trails; and installation of signs, kiosks, restrooms, parking, and other amenities to support trail use in communities. This, in turn, has a positive impact on communities, promoting outdoor recreation, economic growth, and tourism. The 2025 Trails Plan is an essential guide and roadmap for the development and enhancement of Arizona's trail system, ensuring that individuals and communities can enjoy the benefits of outdoor recreation and the natural environment. Thank you for playing an important role in the future of Arizona's trails by taking our public survey!

Spread The Word

Click the images below to download our survey flyers, which are available in both English and Spanish language. For even more materials to help promote public participation in the survey, contact trailsplan@azstateparks.gov for our Trails Plan Partner Kit.

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Where We Are Now

A flowchart of the process for the 2025 Trails Plan

Thank You!

A special thank you to our 2025 Trails Plan Working Group Member organizations! Click HERE to see a current list of active members. 


For more info about Trails Plan, please contact Dawn Collins at trailsplan@azstateparks.gov.

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