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243 responses


What is your gender?

Response Percent Response Count
Female 34.2% 83
Male 65.8% 160

What is your age?

Average
47.04
Total
11384.00
Count
242
Skipped
1

What is your home ZIP code?

Answered
243
Skipped
0

On average, how often do you use trails in the Flagstaff area?

Response Percent Response Count
5 or more times per week 30.9% 75
2 to 5 times per week 40.3% 98
1 to 2 times per week 13.2% 32
A few times per month 6.6% 16
A few times per year 8.2% 20
Never, I don't use trails 0.8% 2

For what activities do you use trails? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Walking (short leisurely walks, starting from your house) 71.2% 173
Day hiking (longer hikes) 72.0% 175
Overnight backpacking 15.2% 37
Running/jogging 44.0% 107
Wildlife watching 26.3% 64
Mountain biking 67.5% 164
Snow shoeing 23.5% 57
Cross country skiing 28.0% 68
Horseback riding 2.1% 5
Motorized - motorcycles 7.4% 18
Motorized - quads 0.4% 1
Other 8.6% 21

What trails do you use most commonly? List up to three.

Answered
227
Skipped
16

How do you typically access trails? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Personal motorized vehicle 50.4% 122
Bicycle 64.0% 155
Foot 66.1% 160
Bus/transit 1.7% 4
Horse 1.2% 3
Other 2.5% 6

When do you use the trails? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Weekdays 92.2% 224
Weekends 94.7% 230

What time of day do you generally use the trails? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Mornings 83.8% 202
Afternoons 76.8% 185
Evenings 43.2% 104
Nighttime 11.6% 28

What time of year do you generally use the trails? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Spring 90.9% 221
Summer 99.2% 241
Fall 94.7% 230
Winter 60.5% 147

Are there barriers to your trail use? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Trails are not convenient to access 9.2% 22
Lack of trail information 13.3% 32
Trails are too difficult 4.2% 10
Desired trail experience is not available 10.4% 25
None, there are no barriers 54.6% 131
Other 28.3% 68

Where do you typically get information about trails? (check all that you use)

Response Percent Response Count
Agency website (Coconino National Forest, Coconino County, City of Flagstaff) 42.9% 103
Guidebook/paper maps 47.9% 115
Word of mouth 69.6% 167
Other websites (Trail Forks, All Trails, Mountain Bike Project, etc) 55.4% 133
Online maps (Google Maps, Open Street Map) 31.3% 75
Other 14.6% 35

How would you rate the overall quality and accuracy of trail information in Flagstaff?

Response Percent Response Count
High 50.2% 119
Medium 43.5% 103
Low 6.3% 15

Would you use a Flagstaff trail system website to obtain trail information?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 89.9% 214
No 10.1% 24

What information would you find useful on a trails website? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Maps 93.7% 223
Detailed descriptions of trails 75.2% 179
Elevation profiles 81.1% 193
Points of interest 53.4% 127
Directions to trailheads 70.6% 168
Difficulty ratings 68.1% 162
Photographs 50.8% 121
Other 15.1% 36

What do you value about trails?

Response Percent Response Count
Recreation/having fun 95.7% 222
Mental health 88.8% 206
Solitude, peace and quiet 83.6% 194
Exercise, physical health 97.8% 227
Family activities 41.8% 97
Dog friendly 45.7% 106
Transportation 28.9% 67
Access to nature 87.1% 202
Adventure 65.9% 153
Economic benefits 15.5% 36
Challenges 42.2% 98
Other 4.7% 11

What features are important to you in a hiking trail?

Views and scenery along the way
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 63.8% 150
Moderately important 32.3% 76
Less important 1.7% 4
Wildlife
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 23.8% 56
Moderately important 46.4% 109
Less important 23.4% 55
Not important 1.7% 4
Reaching a destination
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 14.9% 35
Moderately important 42.1% 99
Less important 29.4% 69
Not important 7.2% 17
Solitude
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 38.7% 91
Moderately important 44.3% 104
Less important 9.8% 23
Not important 1.3% 3
Loops/options
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 44.7% 105
Moderately important 37.4% 88
Less important 11.1% 26
Not important 1.7% 4
Physical challenge
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 26.4% 62
Moderately important 50.2% 118
Less important 17.4% 41
Not important 1.3% 3
Length
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 23.8% 56
Moderately important 51.1% 120
Less important 17.0% 40
Not important 1.3% 3
Easy access from my house to the trail
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 35.3% 83
Moderately important 34.9% 82
Less important 17.9% 42
Not important 6.4% 15
Low conflict with other uses
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 40.0% 94
Moderately important 36.6% 86
Less important 16.2% 38
Not important 3.4% 8
Parking at the trailhead
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 20.9% 49
Moderately important 41.3% 97
Less important 22.6% 53
Not important 7.7% 18
Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water)
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 7.7% 18
Moderately important 18.7% 44
Less important 42.1% 99
Not important 25.1% 59
Trail flow/design
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 30.6% 72
Moderately important 38.3% 90
Less important 22.6% 53
Not important 3.0% 7

What features are important to you in a running trail?

Views and scenery along the way
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 34.3% 46
Moderately important 43.3% 58
Less important 16.4% 22
Not important 4.5% 6
Wildlife
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 15.7% 21
Moderately important 27.6% 37
Less important 41.0% 55
Not important 11.9% 16
Reaching a destination
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 11.9% 16
Moderately important 31.3% 42
Less important 40.3% 54
Not important 13.4% 18
Solitude
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 38.8% 52
Moderately important 33.6% 45
Less important 18.7% 25
Not important 6.7% 9
Loops/options
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 52.2% 70
Moderately important 35.1% 47
Less important 6.0% 8
Not important 3.7% 5
Physical challenge
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 41.8% 56
Moderately important 35.8% 48
Less important 16.4% 22
Not important 3.0% 4
Length
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 44.8% 60
Moderately important 40.3% 54
Less important 9.7% 13
Not important 3.0% 4
Easy access from my house to the trail
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 47.0% 63
Moderately important 28.4% 38
Less important 16.4% 22
Not important 5.2% 7
Low conflict with other uses
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 34.3% 46
Moderately important 38.8% 52
Less important 15.7% 21
Not important 8.2% 11
Parking at the trailhead
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 13.4% 18
Moderately important 37.3% 50
Less important 27.6% 37
Not important 18.7% 25
Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water)
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 8.2% 11
Moderately important 18.7% 25
Less important 41.8% 56
Not important 28.4% 38
Trail flow/design
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 31.3% 42
Moderately important 44.0% 59
Less important 17.9% 24
Not important 3.7% 5

What features are important to you in a mountain biking trail?

Views and scenery along the way
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 34.3% 61
Moderately important 43.8% 78
Less important 15.2% 27
Not important 2.8% 5
Wildlife
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 12.4% 22
Moderately important 26.4% 47
Less important 41.0% 73
Not important 16.3% 29
Reaching a destination
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 13.5% 24
Moderately important 35.4% 63
Less important 34.8% 62
Not important 11.8% 21
Solitude
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 27.5% 49
Moderately important 43.3% 77
Less important 20.2% 36
Not important 5.1% 9
Loops/options
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 60.1% 107
Moderately important 30.9% 55
Less important 4.5% 8
Not important 2.8% 5
Physical challenge
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 51.1% 91
Moderately important 36.0% 64
Less important 7.3% 13
Not important 2.8% 5
Length
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 47.8% 85
Moderately important 37.1% 66
Less important 9.0% 16
Not important 2.2% 4
Easy access from my house to the trail
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 35.4% 63
Moderately important 30.9% 55
Less important 18.0% 32
Not important 10.7% 19
Low conflict with other uses
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 36.0% 64
Moderately important 37.6% 67
Less important 17.4% 31
Not important 4.5% 8
Parking at the trailhead
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 16.9% 30
Moderately important 36.5% 65
Less important 26.4% 47
Not important 15.7% 28
Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water)
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 9.0% 16
Moderately important 16.3% 29
Less important 38.2% 68
Not important 28.1% 50
Trail flow/design
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 63.5% 113
Moderately important 24.7% 44
Less important 6.2% 11
Not important 2.8% 5

What features are important to you in an equestrian trail?

Views and scenery along the way
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 18.9% 7
Moderately important 18.9% 7
Less important 8.1% 3
Not important 37.8% 14
Wildlife
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 16.2% 6
Moderately important 18.9% 7
Less important 8.1% 3
Not important 40.5% 15
Reaching a destination
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 10.8% 4
Moderately important 16.2% 6
Less important 10.8% 4
Not important 45.9% 17
Solitude
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 24.3% 9
Moderately important 18.9% 7
Less important 5.4% 2
Not important 40.5% 15
Loops/options
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 16.2% 6
Moderately important 10.8% 4
Less important 13.5% 5
Not important 43.2% 16
Physical challenge
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 5.4% 2
Moderately important 10.8% 4
Less important 16.2% 6
Not important 48.6% 18
Length
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 5.4% 2
Moderately important 18.9% 7
Less important 18.9% 7
Not important 40.5% 15
Easy access from my house to the trail
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 10.8% 4
Moderately important 13.5% 5
Less important 10.8% 4
Not important 45.9% 17
Low conflict with other uses
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 37.8% 14
Moderately important 21.6% 8
Less important 5.4% 2
Not important 27.0% 10
Parking at the trailhead
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 21.6% 8
Moderately important 13.5% 5
Less important 8.1% 3
Not important 40.5% 15
Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water)
Response Percent Response Count
Moderately important 18.9% 7
Less important 21.6% 8
Not important 45.9% 17
Trail flow/design
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 13.5% 5
Moderately important 18.9% 7
Less important 8.1% 3
Not important 45.9% 17
David Monihan Jr inside City Limits
November 21, 2018, 6:04 AM
  • What is your gender?
    • Male
  • What is your age?
    66
  • What is your home ZIP code?
    86001
  • On average, how often do you use trails in the Flagstaff area?
    • 5 or more times per week
  • For what activities do you use trails? (check all that apply)
    • Walking (short leisurely walks, starting from your house)
    • Mountain biking
    • Other - commute to work
  • What trails do you use most commonly? List up to three.
    • FUTS
    • Buffalo Park
    • Trails off of Buffalo Park
  • How do you typically access trails? (check all that apply)
    • Personal motorized vehicle
    • Bicycle
    • Foot
  • When do you use the trails? (check all that apply)
    • Weekdays
    • Weekends
  • What time of day do you generally use the trails? (check all that apply)
    • Mornings
    • Afternoons
    • Evenings
    • Nighttime
  • What time of year do you generally use the trails? (check all that apply)
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Are there barriers to your trail use? (check all that apply)
    • None, there are no barriers
  • Where do you typically get information about trails? (check all that you use)
    • Guidebook/paper maps
    • Word of mouth
  • How would you rate the overall quality and accuracy of trail information in Flagstaff?
    • High
  • Would you use a Flagstaff trail system website to obtain trail information?
    • No
  • What information would you find useful on a trails website? (check all that apply)
    • Maps
    • Elevation profiles
    • Points of interest
    • Directions to trailheads
    • Other - parking including restrictions
  • What do you value about trails?
    • Recreation/having fun
    • Mental health
    • Exercise, physical health
    • Transportation
  • What features are important to you in a hiking trail?
    • Views and scenery along the way - Moderately important
    • Wildlife - Moderately important
    • Reaching a destination - Very important
    • Solitude - Not important
    • Loops/options - Very important
    • Physical challenge - Moderately important
    • Length - Moderately important
    • Easy access from my house to the trail - Very important
    • Low conflict with other uses - Less important
    • Parking at the trailhead - Moderately important
    • Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water) - Less important
    • Trail flow/design - Less important
  • What features are important to you in a running trail?
    No response.
  • What features are important to you in a mountain biking trail?
    • Views and scenery along the way - Less important
    • Wildlife - Not important
    • Reaching a destination - Moderately important
    • Solitude - Not important
    • Loops/options - Less important
    • Physical challenge - Moderately important
    • Length - Less important
    • Easy access from my house to the trail - Moderately important
    • Low conflict with other uses - Less important
    • Parking at the trailhead - Very important
    • Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water) - Moderately important
    • Trail flow/design - Moderately important
  • What features are important to you in an equestrian trail?
    No response.
  • What features are important to you in a motorized trail?
    No response.
  • How concerned are you about the following trail issues?
    • Gaps in the current system - Very concerned
    • Impact on the environment - Less concerned
    • Trail maintenance - Moderately concerned
    • Level of use/overuse of trails - Moderately concerned
    • User conflicts - Less concerned
    • Trailhead facilities - Not concerned
    • Unauthorized (social) trails - Moderately concerned
    • Personal safety/vulnerability - Less concerned
    • Not enough easy trails - Less concerned
    • Not enough difficult trails - Less concerned
  • How adequate do you find trails in Flagstaff on the following topics?
    • Geographic distribution by neighborhood - Moderately adequate
    • Variety of difficulty levels - Moderately adequate
    • Options for hiking - Very adequate
    • Options for mountain biking - Moderately adequate
    • Options for individuals with mobility limitations - Very adequate
    • Overall miles of trails - Moderately adequate
    • Maintenance of trails - Very adequate
    • Trailhead amenities - Moderately adequate
  • Many trails used around Flagstaff are unauthorized - they have been established without proper permitting and are not part of the designated trail system. How should unauthorized trails be handled?
    • Other - trails that provide access to something should not be decommissioned because it is a waste of government resources.
  • Where do you see opportunities, successes, and concerns for Flagstaff's trail system? Use this map to mark locations, and use the comment box to describe the opportunity, success, or concern. Hover the pointer over a trail line to see the name of the trail in the upper right corner of the map.

     
     
     
     
  • Do you have other comments you would like to share?

    I consider FUTS an important aspect of the "trails" in Flagstaff even though you seem to have left them off the map. Connection of the "trails" you consider trails to the FUTS is important.

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