• Afternoon clouds cover the distance peaks of the iconic Boney Mountain

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

TMP- Recreational Trail Use Visitor Survey July, 2002

Recreational Trail Use Visitor Survey

In July, 2002, the University of Southern California Sustainable Cities Program conducted a visitor survey focussing on recreational trail use. The USC team, park staff, and volunteers from NPS, State Parks, and SMMC/MRCA surveyed park visitors at 33 locations over two weekends and two days during the intervening week. Over 12,000 visitors were counted, and over 900 surveys were represented in the final data analysis.

The survey gathered information on user demographics, recreational use patterns, attitudes toward protecting the national recreation area, attitudes toward other users, travel distance, and barriers to park access.

Full Visitor Survey Report in a Single PDF download.

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