Erie's recreational trail system provides a community-wide off-road network that connects major destinations / activity centers and provides opportunities for trail loops with areas of interest along the route.
The trail system includes:
Spine Trails – these consist of a wide concrete trail with an attached crusher fines trail, and whenever possible, are the primary off-road connection between neighborhoods and major activities centers and regional trails.
Local Trails – these concrete trails within neighborhoods form secondary connections to residences, schools, businesses and the spine trail.
Primitive Trails – these stabilized crusher fines trails are usually within open space or rural areas where frequency of use is generally lower and a more natural experience is desired.