OUR MISSION

Friends of Pathways supports a vibrant community by promoting sustainable transportation and healthy recreation in Jackson Hole.

What is the history of the Pathways in Teton County?

  • The first paved pathway in Jackson Hole was constructed in 1996 – four miles of asphalt, 10′ wide, connecting the High School area and neighborhoods with West Jackson along Flat Creek. Fifteen years later, the system has 53 miles of pathway that includes a route connecting Wilson with Teton Village.
  • Grand Teton National Park also approved a pathways system in its transportation plan. Grand Teton has constructed 16 miles of Pathways and has plans for of approximately 40 miles in total.
  • The Old Pass Road is on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and provides an additional 3.5 miles of pathway.

How long has Friends of Pathways existed?

Friends of Pathways began in 1994.

What is the difference between Friends of Pathways and Jackson Hole Community Pathways?

  • Friends of Pathways is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit that focuses on promoting and advocating a complete pathway system, safer streets and great trails in Jackson Hole.
  • Jackson Hole Community Pathways is a government department jointly run by Teton County and the Town of Jackson. They plan, design and build pathways and sidewalks in Jackson Hole.

JH Pathways has been a body/mind/spirit life-saver for John. John became disabled 2 years ago. He got a hand-cycle last summer and was finally able to get back outdoors and exercise. It is exhilarating!

– John Zendler (Deborah Clemens)

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Trail Conditions for 6-21-19

The longest day of the year should be the warmest right?  With cool temps the trails are still in great shape and slowly melting out.  Most of the south facing trails on Teton Pass are good to go but there are still drifts lingering in the north facing trees.  The Teton Freedom Riders are having their first Pass Bash of the year tomorrow so head by the coach for a shuttle ride up the pass.  Everything on Snow King is dry and good to go and our ambassadors have been clearing some new downed trees from the winds this week off of Putt Putt and West Game.  Our Youth Trail Crew started this week and this hearty bunch had a busy week, unloading the 12,000 lbs of rock from the helicopter drops on Josie’s Ridge, clearing and cleaning drainage on Crater and History, brush cutting for line of sight on KC, and building a turnpike and reroute around a beaver pond on West Game.  Look for the crew out on the trails this summer and remember they always love treats after a hard days work.