The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (Trail Conference) focuses its efforts on the creation, stewardship and protection of foot-only trails. By far the largest number of trail users continues to be hikers. Accordingly, the great majority of available trails should meet their needs. Hikers typically wish to enjoy quiet, slow travel and the enjoyment of natural settings without the intrusion of mechanical conveyances. Foot-only trails best meet the needs of hikers and provide them with the highest quality experiences.