Chester County Planning Commission initiated a County-wide trail
inventory using Geographic Information System (GIS) in 2008. The trail
inventory was compiled from adopted planning documents, and one on one
trail meetings held in the last two years. The goal was to create an
accurate and comprehensive trail catalog for trail planning, trail
tracking and other planning purposes for the entire county. The
inventory has been a huge success with your assistance and
participation. Several successful trail planning efforts have been
completed using this inventory and many more are underway. The data
collected will continue to serve as a foundation for trail planning and
help to identify potential future trail connections and networks between
The County has developed a web-based program to assist in the update and review process of the trail inventory. An interactive-map
will allow users (municipal representatives) to comment on the trail
alignments within their municipality, as well as view other
municipalities and their alignments.
When reviewing the trail inventory of your municipality, please use the tools to provide the following updates:
Edit alignments and/or attributes of a trail in the inventory
Recommend deletion of a trail in the inventory
Add a trail alignment that is not part of the inventory
Once this update has been completed by the user, the County will enter all data into the existing inventory, which in turn will update the interactive-map.
If there are any questions regarding the alignments within the inventory or the overall effort please contact Rachael Griffith by e-mail or phone (610-344-6285). If you need assistance with how to use the tools in the interactive map please refer to the help button. Thank you again for your assistance with this important effort.