Our expanded 2018 trail count report
Our latest report builds on the work we started in 2015 with volunteers observing and counting trail segments. With improved technology and a longer data collection time period, this report offers a more comprehensive and precise counting of trail users.
The data in this report was collected during 2017 on five state trails:
- Gateway State Trail
- Brown’s Creek State Trail
- Paul Bunyan State Trail
- Root River State Trail
- Harmony-Preston State Trail
Together, these five trails total 166 miles. In future years, in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), we hope to continue counting on other state trails in the system to estimate total statewide traffic and monitor trends over time.