Walking & Hiking
The City of Hagerstown promotes walking as a healthy lifestyle and a mode of transportation and recreation in Hagerstown. The City is committed to improving and sustaining “walkability” and pedestrian safety through comprehensive programs, plans and policies. We continue to develop walking paths and require sidewalk construction to create a multi-modal transportation system.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) shows that, now more than ever, people living in cities are stepping up their walking regimes. That's good news since, on average, every minute of walking can extend your life on average by about two minutes.
The City of Hagerstown encourages those who live and work in the City to use their feet as a low polluting, cost-effective, and healthy way to travel. Over 90% of streets in Hagerstown have sidewalks on both sides, resulting in over 150 miles of sidewalks in the City. The City has an active sidewalk inspection program which inspects sidewalk conditions on a repeating cycle.
Multi-Use Paths and Trails
One of the most enjoyable places to walk in the City is on the multi-use paths in the City’s beautiful parks. Parks that have designated path systems and provide outstanding walking environments include the following: