Terms of Use

Welcome to www.ExplorePaTrails.com, a free service from Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). www.ExplorePaTrails.com includes access to trail descriptions, photos, reviews, maps and other services as may be made available from time to time by DCNR. This form is a legal agreement between you and DCNR.

Terms & Conditions:

DCNR has published the information contained in this site for informational purposes only. You may freely search, view, download and print the documents and information contained on this site for personal and non-commercial purposes only which is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind.


DCNR and its employees make no warranty, expressed or implied, and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy of the data contained in this site. DCNR has attempted to verify the accuracy of the GIS and trail data for internal purposes, however, the GIS data or trail data contained in this site may contain possible inaccuracies or omissions and should in no way be used as a legal description.

DCNR is currently collecting spatial data and descriptions for all open trails in the Commonwealth. You may generate a search result on all trails for which we have spatial data, but for trails that we do not yet have complete geographic data, the search function will be less accurate.

Trail Use and Volunteer Disclaimer:

I understand that trail use can be a hazardous activity that has risks, including injury or death resulting for accident or physical exertion. I agree, as a consideration of, and in consideration for being permitted to use www.ExplorePaTrails.com and any third party content provide herein, to freely and expressly assume and accept any and all risks of injury or death.

I understand that if I choose to voluntarily collect trail data in support of DCNR’s mapping initiative; I do so of my own accord and not at the direction of DCNR. I release and forever discharge and hold harmless the DCNR from any claim or liability arising from my participation in this initiative.


The information contained in this site is the exclusive property of DCNR and any respective copyright owners. The content, code, design and graphics of this site may not be published, posted, reproduced or redistributed by third-parties without the expressed written consent of DCNR.

Personal Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

Use of Personal Information:

The information you supply will be used by DCNR to contact you about new trails or events in your geographic area; to keep you notified of developments in trails related activities; to give you updates on changes to www.ExplorePaTrails.com; contact you with questions about your account or information you submit to the site; and to allow you to log your photos, reviews and GIS data and share experiences with other users. Authorized third parties may be used by DCNR to collect, track and process such information. It may be necessary, if required by law or if pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations, to release your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personal information to DCNR and would like it removed or modified, please contact us. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.

Permission to Use Information you submit to www.ExplorePaTrails.com:

You hereby grant to DCNR permission in perpetuity to use the images, reviews, and electronic data including GIS data on any of DCNR's Web sites, publications, newsletters, brochures, fundraising appeals, public service announcements, grant proposals, reports, awards, displays, mailings and invitations, sponsorship packets, calendars, posters, cards, books, and/or paid advertising. DCNR's rights herein may be licensed to an unlimited number of third parties.

Internet Protocol Address:

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of "Cookies":

Our site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

Other Web Sites:

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which DCNR has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Changes to this Agreement:

DCNR reserves the right to revise this Agreement. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Agreement. Your continued use of www.ExplorePaTrails.com constitutes your agreement to all such changes and implies your consent and understanding of the current terms of this Agreement.

Contacting the Web Site:

If you have any questions about this Agreement please contact us.

Address: P.O. Box 8475, Harrisburg, PA 17105

Tel: 717-787-7672