State Trails System

Vision Statement

Arizona’s State Trails System is invaluable resource, offering a diversity of quality nonmotorized trails that inspire people to experience the State’s magnificent outdoor environment and cultural history.

State Trails logoThe Arizona State Trails System has been established to recognize and promote non-motorized trails that are of special interest or significance to both Arizona's residents and visitors. Trails offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities. The System currently contains more than 775 trails. Arizona State Parks and ASCOT monitor these trails conditions and promote the trails in various ways.

To see some example descriptions of trails in the system, see Top Trails.

To search trails in the State Trails System, visit this website (coming soon).

Trail Monitoring

The Arizona State Committee On Trails: ASCOT works to monitor trails in the State Trails System, but with more than 775 trails and thousands of miles, we need your help!

When you plan an outing on a trail in the Arizona State Trails System:

  1. Review the form before you start out so you are familiar with the criteria that need your evaluation.
  2. Enjoy your trail experience and make notes (written or mental) on your observations.
  3. Complete the monitoring form and mail it to State Parks or come back to this website and fill in the form online.

Complete the Monitoring Form online with Survey Monkey

or Download Monitoring Form (190 KB PDF)

Share the Trail

Share the TrailUnderstanding shared-use trail etiquette can make hiking, biking, and riding trails more enjoyable for everyone. Learn some basic principles and tips for using shared-use trails. Learn more.

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23751 N. 23rd Ave. #190
Phoenix, AZ 85085

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Mission Statement
"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners."