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This area is devoted to photos and graphics of SOLUTIONS to a wide array of trail-related problems. Our goal is to enhance our resources for trails planning, development, and management with visual ideas from across the country:




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View a wide variety of trail facilities and ideas. We'd also like to share your photos of Cool Trail Solutions on this website!


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Have you ever wondered if your trail design and construction issues have already been met and creatively solved by others? Wouldn't it be great if you could go to a website, and with a few clicks find some Cool Trail Solutions? Good news— we're doing just that, and we'd like to see your ideas, too. If you have photos of facilities, structures, signs, or any Cool Solutions to trail-related problems, help us share them with the worldwide trails community!

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American Trails offers this website as a public resource of solutions to trail problems by trails specialists and enthusiasts from across the country. The photographs and information presented here may have not been evaluated for their structural, safety, or legal capacities and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or support of American Trails.


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photo of spiral pedestrian ramp

Recycling a railroad flatcar to
build a bridge on the Frisco Highline Trail


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