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247 registered responses


What is your gender?

Response Percent Response Count
Female 34.0% 84
Male 66.0% 163

What is your age?

Average
46.99
Total
11559.00
Count
246
Skipped
1

What is your home ZIP code?

Answered
247
Skipped
0

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

Response Percent Response Count
5 or more times per week 30.4% 75
2 to 5 times per week 40.9% 101
1 to 2 times per week 13.4% 33
A few times per month 6.5% 16
A few times per year 8.1% 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) 71.7% 177
Day hiking (longer hikes) 72.5% 179
Overnight backpacking 15.8% 39
Running/jogging 43.7% 108
Wildlife watching 26.3% 65
Mountain biking 67.2% 166
Snow shoeing 23.9% 59
Cross country skiing 28.3% 70
Horseback riding 2.0% 5
Motorized - motorcycles 7.3% 18
Motorized - quads 0.4% 1
Other 9.3% 23

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

Answered
231
Skipped
16

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

Response Percent Response Count
Personal motorized vehicle 50.8% 125
Bicycle 63.8% 157
Foot 66.3% 163
Bus/transit 1.6% 4
Horse 1.2% 3
Other 2.4% 6

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

Response Percent Response Count
Weekdays 92.3% 228
Weekends 94.7% 234

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

Response Percent Response Count
Mornings 83.7% 205
Afternoons 77.1% 189
Evenings 43.7% 107
Nighttime 12.2% 30

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

Response Percent Response Count
Spring 91.1% 225
Summer 99.2% 245
Fall 94.7% 234
Winter 61.1% 151

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

Response Percent Response Count
Trails are not convenient to access 9.4% 23
Lack of trail information 13.5% 33
Trails are too difficult 4.1% 10
Desired trail experience is not available 10.7% 26
None, there are no barriers 54.1% 132
Other 28.3% 69

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) 43.4% 106
Guidebook/paper maps 48.4% 118
Word of mouth 70.1% 171
Other websites (Trail Forks, All Trails, Mountain Bike Project, etc) 54.9% 134
Online maps (Google Maps, Open Street Map) 31.1% 76
Other 14.3% 35

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

Response Percent Response Count
High 50.6% 122
Medium 43.2% 104
Low 6.2% 15

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

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 90.1% 218
No 9.9% 24

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

Response Percent Response Count
Maps 93.8% 227
Detailed descriptions of trails 74.8% 181
Elevation profiles 81.4% 197
Points of interest 53.3% 129
Directions to trailheads 70.7% 171
Difficulty ratings 67.8% 164
Photographs 51.2% 124
Other 15.3% 37

What do you value about trails?

Response Percent Response Count
Recreation/having fun 95.8% 226
Mental health 89.0% 210
Solitude, peace and quiet 83.9% 198
Exercise, physical health 97.9% 231
Family activities 41.5% 98
Dog friendly 46.2% 109
Transportation 29.2% 69
Access to nature 86.9% 205
Adventure 65.7% 155
Economic benefits 15.3% 36
Challenges 42.4% 100
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 63.6% 152
Moderately important 32.6% 78
Less important 1.7% 4
Wildlife
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 23.4% 56
Moderately important 46.0% 110
Less important 24.3% 58
Not important 1.7% 4
Reaching a destination
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 14.6% 35
Moderately important 42.7% 102
Less important 29.3% 70
Not important 7.1% 17
Solitude
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 38.9% 93
Moderately important 44.4% 106
Less important 9.6% 23
Not important 1.3% 3
Loops/options
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 44.4% 106
Moderately important 37.7% 90
Less important 11.3% 27
Not important 1.7% 4
Physical challenge
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 25.9% 62
Moderately important 49.8% 119
Less important 18.4% 44
Not important 1.3% 3
Length
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 23.4% 56
Moderately important 51.0% 122
Less important 17.2% 41
Not important 1.7% 4
Easy access from my house to the trail
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 35.6% 85
Moderately important 35.1% 84
Less important 17.6% 42
Not important 6.3% 15
Low conflict with other uses
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 40.6% 97
Moderately important 36.0% 86
Less important 16.3% 39
Not important 3.3% 8
Parking at the trailhead
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 21.3% 51
Moderately important 41.0% 98
Less important 22.6% 54
Not important 7.5% 18
Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water)
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 7.5% 18
Moderately important 18.4% 44
Less important 41.8% 100
Not important 25.9% 62
Trail flow/design
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 30.5% 73
Moderately important 38.1% 91
Less important 23.0% 55
Not important 2.9% 7

What features are important to you in a running trail?

Views and scenery along the way
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 33.8% 46
Moderately important 44.1% 60
Less important 16.2% 22
Not important 4.4% 6
Wildlife
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 15.4% 21
Moderately important 27.9% 38
Less important 41.2% 56
Not important 11.8% 16
Reaching a destination
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 11.8% 16
Moderately important 32.4% 44
Less important 39.7% 54
Not important 13.2% 18
Solitude
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 38.2% 52
Moderately important 34.6% 47
Less important 18.4% 25
Not important 6.6% 9
Loops/options
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 51.5% 70
Moderately important 35.3% 48
Less important 6.6% 9
Not important 3.7% 5
Physical challenge
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 41.2% 56
Moderately important 36.0% 49
Less important 16.9% 23
Not important 2.9% 4
Length
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 44.1% 60
Moderately important 41.2% 56
Less important 9.6% 13
Not important 2.9% 4
Easy access from my house to the trail
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 46.3% 63
Moderately important 29.4% 40
Less important 16.2% 22
Not important 5.1% 7
Low conflict with other uses
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 33.8% 46
Moderately important 39.0% 53
Less important 16.2% 22
Not important 8.1% 11
Parking at the trailhead
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 13.2% 18
Moderately important 37.5% 51
Less important 27.9% 38
Not important 18.4% 25
Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water)
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 8.1% 11
Moderately important 18.4% 25
Less important 41.2% 56
Not important 29.4% 40
Trail flow/design
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 30.9% 42
Moderately important 44.1% 60
Less important 18.4% 25
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 33.9% 61
Moderately important 44.4% 80
Less important 15.0% 27
Not important 2.8% 5
Wildlife
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 12.2% 22
Moderately important 26.7% 48
Less important 41.1% 74
Not important 16.1% 29
Reaching a destination
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 13.3% 24
Moderately important 35.6% 64
Less important 35.0% 63
Not important 11.7% 21
Solitude
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 27.2% 49
Moderately important 43.9% 79
Less important 20.0% 36
Not important 5.0% 9
Loops/options
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 60.0% 108
Moderately important 31.1% 56
Less important 4.4% 8
Not important 2.8% 5
Physical challenge
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 51.1% 92
Moderately important 35.6% 64
Less important 7.8% 14
Not important 2.8% 5
Length
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 47.2% 85
Moderately important 37.2% 67
Less important 9.4% 17
Not important 2.2% 4
Easy access from my house to the trail
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 35.6% 64
Moderately important 31.1% 56
Less important 17.8% 32
Not important 10.6% 19
Low conflict with other uses
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 35.6% 64
Moderately important 37.8% 68
Less important 17.8% 32
Not important 4.4% 8
Parking at the trailhead
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 16.7% 30
Moderately important 36.1% 65
Less important 27.2% 49
Not important 15.6% 28
Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water)
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 8.9% 16
Moderately important 16.1% 29
Less important 38.3% 69
Not important 28.3% 51
Trail flow/design
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 63.3% 114
Moderately important 24.4% 44
Less important 6.7% 12
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
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November 26, 2018, 12:08 AM
  • What is your gender?
    • Female
  • What is your age?
    39
  • What is your home ZIP code?
    86001
  • On average, how often do you use trails in the Flagstaff area?
    • 2 to 5 times per week
  • For what activities do you use trails? (check all that apply)
    • Walking (short leisurely walks, starting from your house)
    • Day hiking (longer hikes)
    • Snow shoeing
    • Cross country skiing
    • Other - Dog walks
  • What trails do you use most commonly? List up to three.
    • Mars Hill trail system
    • Fat Man's loop
  • How do you typically access trails? (check all that apply)
    • Personal motorized vehicle
    • 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)
    • Afternoons
  • 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)
    • Other - Self
  • Where do you typically get information about trails? (check all that you use)
    • Agency website (Coconino National Forest, Coconino County, City of Flagstaff)
    • Word of mouth
    • Other websites (Trail Forks, All Trails, Mountain Bike Project, etc)
    • Online maps (Google Maps, Open Street Map)
  • 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?
    • Yes
  • What information would you find useful on a trails website? (check all that apply)
    • Maps
    • Detailed descriptions of trails
    • Elevation profiles
    • Points of interest
    • Directions to trailheads
    • Difficulty ratings
    • Photographs
  • What do you value about trails?
    • Recreation/having fun
    • Mental health
    • Solitude, peace and quiet
    • Exercise, physical health
    • Dog friendly
    • Access to nature
  • What features are important to you in a hiking trail?
    • Views and scenery along the way - Very important
    • Wildlife - Less important
    • Reaching a destination - Less important
    • Solitude - Very 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 - Very important
    • Parking at the trailhead - Very important
    • Trailhead amenities (toilets, running water) - Not important
    • Trail flow/design - Very important
  • What features are important to you in a running trail?
    No response.
  • What features are important to you in a mountain biking trail?
    No response.
  • 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 - Less concerned
    • Impact on the environment - Less concerned
    • Trail maintenance - Moderately concerned
    • Level of use/overuse of trails - Moderately concerned
    • User conflicts - Moderately concerned
    • Trailhead facilities - Not concerned
    • Unauthorized (social) trails - Moderately concerned
    • Personal safety/vulnerability - Less concerned
    • Not enough easy trails - Moderately 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 - Very adequate
    • Options for hiking - Very adequate
    • Options for mountain biking - Moderately adequate
    • Options for equestrian use - Moderately adequate
    • Options for motorized use - Moderately adequate
    • Options for individuals with mobility limitations - Not adequate
    • Overall miles of trails - Very adequate
    • Maintenance of trails - Moderately adequate
    • Trailhead amenities - Less 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?
    • Some - those causing environmental problems - should be decommissioned
  • 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?

    Pedestrian and cyclist awareness needs to be raised to make sure that bikes and pedestrians are as visible as possible at night. Our dark skies are a difficult obstacle for drivers.

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