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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.

Committee Appointments

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

  • Snowmobiling
  • People with disabilities
  • Three members at large

Appointed members will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2021.  Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to RA-explorepatrails@pa.gov by Saturday, October 31.

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 Meeting Notices

Pa. Trails Advisory Committee Meetings

2020 meeting dates -- meeting times are to be determined and will be posted at a later date.

  • Wednesday, December 16 -- Skype 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.