Trail Counters are Back

All 12 trail counters have been reinstalled on the Metro Trail System after a long cold winter. Linn County Trails Association maintains the counters and collects data to measure trail usage. This data is used to encourage our cities and the County to maintain and build more trails!


The trail counters are the blue or brown posts on either side of the trail and have a 6 digit counter displayed at the top of one of the posts. Please read the counter and submit the number to LCTA using your smart phone.  Just scan the QR code on the post and enter the count.  The location, date and time are automatically entered.  Wave your hand over the beam to assure the counter increments.  Please report “counter is not working” if it the counter does not change.


Another option is to go to the LCTA web page below.  You will need to update the date and time if your count was taken at an earlier date/time.


Another option is to just save the URL “” on your smart phone.


It’s time to get out and walk, run, skate, or bike! Whenever you pass a trail counter, please stop and report the count.  In doing so you will be helping get more and better trails!

Click here for a map of the trail counter locations