Frequently Asked Questions

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.
How long has Friends of Pathways existed?
  • Friends of Pathways began in 1994.
What is the history of the Pathways in Teton County?
  • The first paved pathways in Jackson Hole were constructed in 1996. Four miles of asphalt, 10′ wide, connecting the High School area and neighbor-hoods with west Jackson along Flat Creek. Fifteen years later, the system has 33 miles of pathway that includes a route connecting Wilson with Teton Village. In addition, the community has a 25-year master plan that illustrates the need for 57 miles of pathways designed for non-motorized transportation and recreation to complete the connection of Jackson Hole’s communities.
  • Grand Teton National Park also approved a pathways system in its new transportation plan. Grand Teton has constructed 8 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.