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Trail Count: Annual Count and Survey of San José Trail Users

Fact Sheets and Summary Reports

What is Trail Count?

Trail Count is a 1-day effort every September to count and survey trail users. Trail Count data has supported a

  1. Trail Closure Process to limit the number and duration of closings,
  2. Provided compelling data for competitive grant writing, and
  3. Demonstrated that trails meet the needs of recreational and active transportation users.

Here's what we've learned from 10 years of counting: Decade in Review 10-Year Report

Find Current and Past Trail Count Data Below

Articles and Related Documents

San Jose's Trail Count featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine

Rails to Trails Conservancy report on the value and approach to Trail Counting in Bay Area

American Trails reports on: 10 Tips for Counting (by Yves Zsutty, San Jose Trails)

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