Trails provide benefits beyond a relaxing stroll.  They improve health, provide safe transportation corridors, and enhance lifestyles.

A group walks the Fishing Line Trail as leaves begin to fall.

Photo by Deanna Spidel, October 13, 2015.

Benefits of Trails


When a trail is constructed, people use the path for many purposes.  The multiple uses are one reason why trails are so successful and appeal to so many people.


Trail benefits include:


  • Improved Health

    • The Indiana Trails Study, which surveyed trail users on six different trails in Indiana, found that in all locations, over 70 percent of trail users reported that they were getting more exercise as a direct result of the trail.  (Indiana Trails Study, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, Indiana University, November 2011)


  • Safe Transportation


  • Economic Boost

    • The bicycle industry is estimated to support 1.1 million jobs, generate nearly $18 billion in federal, state, and

      local taxes, and contribute $133 billion annually to the U.S. economy. (The Active Outdoor Recreation Economy

      by the Outdoor Industry Foundation, 2006)


  • Better Quality of Life


Benefit Resources


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


Economic Benefits of Trail Tourism.  American Trails


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Readily accessible trails for the enjoyment of Noble County’s citizens

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development of trails,

connect communities, encourage healthy and active lifestyles,

improve the quality of life,

and provide opportunities to enjoy Indiana’s natural beauty