Comprehensive Trail Strategy

The Forest Service serves a role in connecting our publics with natural landscapes, public land management, and recreation and stewardship opportunities. National Forest System Trails are the arteries into the heart of the Forests, allowing visitors to experience the forests beyond the picnic areas, campgrounds, and local highways.

Managing National Forest System trails is increasingly challenging as trail budgets fluctuate, visitor use is high, and trail construction standards for safety and resource protection continue to increase. The future success of sustainable trail management relies on the thoughtful evaluation of trail networks and projects, efficient use of the staff and volunteer workforce, and maximizing opportunities for trail grant funding.The following documents guide how trails reources can be maxmized through long-term planning. 


Green Mountain National Forest Comprehensive Trail Strategy - July 2015


Maps for Recommendations for Future Trail Management Actions (Appendix 5)