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 7-27-18

The crew has had a whirlwind couple of weeks out on the trails.  They finished four bridges in Black Canyon and one in Phillip’s Canyon with the help of Carney Logan and Burke Architects who had 30 volunteers haul lumber and rocks to finish the bridge just this morning.  The style of bridge we are building assembles quickly but the slow part is hauling all the lumber miles into the forest to the bridge sites and then getting rocks, gravel, and dirt for the approaches.  Anyone interested in what we call “trail crew crossfit” should come out with us one day.  The crew also cleared Phillip’s Pass and Ski Lake, brush cut Putt Putt and Hagen, and cleaned all the drains on those trails.  We also had help from Lillard Flyfishing who brush cut the Kelly’s and lower Josie’s Ridge loop which was getting overgrown in places.  We are still working with Wildflower Watch and Nature Mapping JH to monitor plants, animals, and trail use in Cache Creek each week to look at long term trends.  Next week look for the crew working with more volunteers on bridges on the History Trail and West Game.  ps they like taking a funny picture after finishing each bridge so feel free to suggest something for the next one.