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Guidance Documents

Ready-to-Go Checklist - Non-Motorized Trail Acquisition

Ready-to-Go Checklist - Non-Motorized Trail Planning

Ready-to-Go Checklist - Non-Motorized Trail Development

Ready-to-Go Checklist - Non-Motorized Trail Educational Programs

Non-Motorized Trail Development Drawing Checklist

Grant Instructions & Guidance Documents

Project Criteria Question Instructions

Non-Motorized Trail Project Guidance Documents

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Step-By-Step Grant Instructions

Grant Workshop Tutorial Video

Non-Motorized Trails Pre-application Tasks:

Contact Regional Advisor
Obtain an SAP Vendor Number and a DUNS Number.
Obtain items outlined on Ready-To-Go Checklist for specific non-motorized trail project type.
For non-motorized trail projects that involve land acquisition or land donation, obtain an appraisal report and use the USPAP Appraisal Requirements Document for the project property to be acquired.  See our Appraisal Policy.
Waiver of Retroactivity, formal written request to DCNR – Central Office and has contacted appropriate staff person.  See our Waiver for Retroactivity Policy.

Project Types for Non-Motorized Trails:


Non-Motorized Trail Acquisition Projects involve the purchase of fee simple title or perpetual easement to real property for subsequent development of non-motorized trails and non-motorized trail-related facilities.


Non-Motorized Trail Planning Projects examine the feasibility of developing non-motorized trails and non-motorized trail-related facilities for recreational activities as well as provide an action plan to make the non-motorized trail a reality.

Development, Rehabilitation, or Maintenance

Non-Motorized Trail Development Projects involve new construction, rehabilitation and/or maintenance of existing non-motorized trails and non-motorized trail-related facilities for recreational activities.

Educational Programs

Educational Program Projects involve the development and operation of educational programs that promote safety and environmental protection as those objective related to the use of recreational non-motorized trails.