Call to Action

Arizona State Parks and Trails is currently seeking input from the public for the 2025 Trails Plan. The Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council cares about Arizona’s trail experiences for all and invites you to participate! The statewide plan aims to enhance trail systems and improve access to outdoor recreation in Arizona. Your input is valuable in shaping the future of Arizona’s trail system.

What’s in it for you? Not only the opportunity to influence the future of Arizona’s trails but also a chance to win awesome Arizona experiences and prizes! Arizona State Parks has awesome incentives you enter a drawing for, just by taking the survey. Prizes include staycations in scenic Pinetop-Lakeside and Flagstaff, a two-night camping trip in a comfortable micro-camper, Arizona State Parks annual passes and gift cards, and more, thanks to generous partners like the Arizona Office of Tourism, Pin Drop Travel Trailers, and the Southern Arizona Hiking Club! 

Trails are an essential part of Arizona’s outdoor recreation culture, providing access to some of the state’s most beautiful and unique landscapes. More than 4.3 million Arizonans used trails in 2020, and we expect that number to continue increasing in the coming years. Trails are not only a source of fun, health, and adventure but also an important contributor to the state’s economy.

The 2025 Trails Plan is a collaborative effort of our organization, Arizona State Parks and Trails, other land managers, nonprofits, and the public…that’s YOU! We’re seeking input from all trail users, including hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers, and off-highway vehicle riders. The survey aims to identify the most pressing trail needs and help guide future federal and state funding priorities.

The survey covers a wide range of topics related to Arizona’s trail systems, including:

  • Acquisition of land and new trail development
  • Trail maintenance and improvements
  • Trailhead facilities like restrooms and parking
  • Trail signage and wayfinding
  • Trail safety and education

Your input can help shape the future of Arizona’s trail system. Whether you’re an avid trail user or just getting started, your opinion matters. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and can be accessed on the Arizona State Parks and Trails website at