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.
- Executive Summary
- Review of Relevant Literature
- Analysis of Aggregated Survey Results
- Trailhead Comparisons
- Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
- Appendix 1: Survey Instrument
- Appendices 2-3: Descriptive statistics, User Group Cross Tabulations
- Appendix 4: Frequencies: Small Sites, Cross Tabulations: Small Sites
- Appendix 5: Frequencies for Large Sites, Cross Tabulations for Large Sites
- Appendix 6: Frequencies: Western Trails, Cross Tabulations: Western Trails
- Appendix 7: Frequencies: Eastern Trails, Cross Tabulations: Eastern Trails