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Crusher fines surfacing for trails

Finely crushed rock (crusher fines) is a useful alternative to paving trails that accomodates most trail activities. Crusher fines is a finely-crushed stone mix that is often the byproduct of gravel operations. For use in trail surfacing, the material should be composed of irregular angular particles that interlock and bind into a firm matrix. The rock particles should range in size from dust to 3/8 inch, and are applied over landscape fabric to a depth of 4-6 inches. According to trailbuilder Tony Boone, "Whether it's a trail to school in an urban area or a core loop of your open space trail system, crushed stone trails provide a user-friendly, all-season surface for all types and ages of visitors. If built properly crushed stone trails can meet the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines." For construction details, see "The art of building crushed stone trails" by Tony Boone.

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