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State Trails Inventory - Length of Trails - Trails
 

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Wyoming Trails Inventory - Length of Trails 

The following information represents trail length for individual trails. In many cases, a particular trail may connect with other trails forming a larger trail system. While the database includes information on connecting trails, it was not feasible to include combined trail lengths for this report. Moreover, the responsible administrative agency was not able to provide trail lengths for some trails. Trail lengths were not available for 19 trails. These trails currently appear in the database as zero miles.

Trail segments in Wyoming ranged in length from less than one mile to 128 miles. Most of the trails (43.2 percent) were 3.0 miles or less in length (Table 2). There were 288 trails that were 3.1 to 5.0 miles in length (21.2 percent), 291 trails that were 5.1 to 10.0 miles in length (21.4 percent), and 194 trails that were more than 10.0 miles in length (14.3 percent).

While most of the trails in Wyoming were 3.0 miles or less in length, most of the miles of trails in Wyoming were in trails that were more than 10.0 miles in length (48.6 percent). There were 2,114 miles of trails for trails 5.1 miles to 10.0 miles in length (25.9 percent), 1,198 miles of trails for trails 3.1 miles to 5.0 miles in length (14.7 percent), and 891 miles of trails for trails 3.0 miles or less in length (10.9 percent).

The average length of a trail in Wyoming was 6.0 miles. The average trail length varied by administrative agency, ranging from 14.3 miles per trail for the BLM, to 6.2 miles per trail for the USFS, to 5.3 miles for the NPS, to 2.5 miles for Local Entities, to 1.5 miles for the State of Wyoming.

 

Length of Trails

Length Category Number of Trails Percent Miles of Trails Percent
3.0 Miles of Less 588 43.2% 890.88 10.9%
3.1 to 5.0 Miles 288 21.2% 1,198.40 14.7%
5.1 Miles to 10.0 Miles 291 21.4% 2,114.25 25.9%
10.1 Miles or Longer 194 14.3% 3,972.15 48.6%
Total 1,361 100.0% 8,175.68 100.0%