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Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee

The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee is a voluntary 20-member, DCNR-appointed committee that represents both motorized and non-motorized trail users; and advises the commonwealth about 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 for all 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.

The commonwealth is committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion. DCNR will strive for a balance of diversity and composition of the committee among geographical areas of the state.

Committee Seeking New Members

DCNR is currently accepting letters of interest and resumes for three committee appointments representing the following trail user groups:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Off-highway motorcycling
  • Member-at-large

Selected members will serve a three-year, voluntary term beginning January 1, 2022. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume by Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Those interested should read the Committee Member Expectations and Instructions for Applying (PDF).

Committee Meetings

  • Tuesday, December 21 -- 1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. (virtual Zoom meeting)

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

  • Upcoming trails forum information coming soon.