Kansas State Trails Plan 2008

Horses on the Trail at Kanopolis

Moving together to enhance communities and regions through enriching trail experiences

The general intent of the 2008 Kansas State Trails Plan is that it serve as the primary planning resource to guide suppliers of trail use recreation opportunities, their partners and other related decision makers in their efforts provide the public with high quality and beneficial trail-use experiences.

The KS State Trails Plan is also intended to bring Kansas into full compliance with the intent of statewide planning requirements outlined in the Recreational Trails Program, administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is administered in Kansas by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Division of State Parks.

The RTP utilizes federal transportation funds to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail uses. The RTP funds are apportioned back to states from motor fuel excise taxes collected from non-highway recreational fuel use such as that used by a variety of off-highway recreation vehicles.

This plan was prepared with funding from the Division of State Parks, KS Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.