The National Park Service is asking for the public's input on how trails should be designed and utilized inside Crater Lake National Park.

The National Park Service is asking for the public's input on how trails should be designed and utilized inside Crater Lake National Park.

A 30-day public comment period for what will become the Crater Lake National Park Trail Management Plan begins today and extends through April 20, according to a park news release.

The plan will be drafted to address decommissioning and constructing trails, evaluate recreational trends, identify recreational opportunities on trails and develop a comprehensive trail network, the release said.

Any issues or concerns with the proposed plan can be emailed to Scott Burch at scott_burch@nps.gov, turned in at the park's Steel Visitor Center, mailed to Trails Management Plan Scoping, Attn: Scott Burch, Crater Lake National Park, P.O. Box 7, Crater Lake, OR 97604, or submitted online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov.

For more information, call 541-594-3308.

Burch did not return a phone message today seeking comment on the trail management plan.

Currently, there are more than 90 miles of hiking trails inside Crater Lake National Park, according to the National Park Service.

— Sam Wheeler