Think your trail is one of the best in Pennsylvania?

The Trails Advisory Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year. Eligible trails must be at least one mile in length and be open to the public.  Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges composed of Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee members. Judging will be based on the information gathered from this questionnaire and supporting materials.

The Trail of the Year will be announced in January 2019 and will be recognized by:

  • News release by DCNR and the Trails Advisory Committee
  • Commemorative poster for statewide distribution
  • Trailhead marker
  • Promotion on and the DCNR website
  • Grant up to $10,000 for educational materials to promote safety and environmental protection on the trail

To nominate a trail, download the nomination form on the DCNR website and submit it with supporting materials to [email protected] by November 16, 2018.

For more information about Trail of the Year please visit our Trail of the Year website:

Questions can be directed to Leslie Sarvis, DCNR Greenways and Trails Specialist, at (717) 772-3321.