Status of the Nationwide Digital Trails Dataset

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The nationwide digital trails dataset is now up to 270,000 miles. Since the last newsletter we added trails data from three state sources.

Since the last newsletter we added trails data from three state sources: Maryland DNR (1,295 miles),  South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (648 miles), Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (7,002 miles).  The nationwide digital trails dataset is now up to 270,000 miles thanks to our state partners!  The dataset includes trails from four federal agencies, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and 32 states. The four federal agencies include Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Forest Service. The table below details current state data contributors. Visit Trails Explorer to see the most current trails dataset.  

NOTE: If you manage an authoritative public domain trail dataset that you think should be included in the nationwide dataset, please contact trails@usgs.gov

A national map displays distribution of USGS trails data received from state sources

The image above shows nationwide distribution of USGS trails data received from state agencies. The trails that are in the USGS dataset are displayed in yellow, and the trails that are still in review for integration are displayed in cyan color.  States that have contributed trails data are displayed in black and states with no trails data in the USGS dataset are displayed in gray. 

(Credit: Tatyana DiMascio , National Digital Trails. Public domain.)

A national map displays distribution of USGS trails data received from state sources

The image above shows nationwide distribution of USGS trails data received from state agencies. The trails that are in the USGS dataset are displayed in yellow, and the trails that are still in review for integration are displayed in cyan color.  States that have contributed trails data are displayed in black and states with no trails data in the USGS dataset are displayed in gray.

(Credit: Tatyana DiMascio , National Digital Trails. Public domain.)

 

 A table with a list of states that contributed to the USGS trails dataset

A table with a list of states that have contributed to the USGS trails dataset. The table contains the name of the states, the year the data was acquired and how many miles of trails data was received.

(Credit: Tatyana DiMascio, National Digital Trails. Public domain.)