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Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee

The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee is a 20-member, DCNR-appointed committee that represents both motorized and non-motorized trail users and advises the commonwealth on the use of state and federal trail funding.

The committee is charged with implementing the development of a statewide land and water trail network to facilitate recreation, transportation, and healthy lifestyles based on recommendations from the:

The committee also fulfills the federal requirement for Pennsylvania’s use of federal Recreational Trails Program funds and is administered by DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

PA Trails Advisory Committee Seeking Applicants

DCNR is currently accepting letters of interest for seven Trails Advisory Committee appointments representing the following user groups:

  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Water Trail Users
  • Three Members at Large

Appointed members will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2019. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to by October 31, 2018.

Submit 2018 Trail Accomplishments

The Trails Advisory Committee invites you to submit your 2018 trail accomplishments for inclusion in the 2018 Trails Annual Report. Your information helps us celebrate success and track progress toward building a statewide trail network. New this year is a submission form (DOC) to collect your information.

Please submit the form (along with photos) to The deadline to submit the form is Friday, December 14, 2018. We would like to hear from all 67 counties.

Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee Meeting Notices

PA Trails Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

3rd Floor Patio,* Artsquest Center at Steel Stacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
*If raining, the meeting will be in Glass Furnace Room on the 2nd floor.

Trails Public Forums

The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee hosts several public forums around the state for the trail community to share and discuss opportunities, concerns, and recommendations for development, improvement, and management of the statewide trail network.

The committee invites you to attend a public forum near you and join the trail conversation.

Upcoming Trails Public Forums

Dates to be determined.