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Legal Agreements for Trails

Sample easements, licenses, and other agreements for trail rights-of-way

From users of the Trails and Greenways Forum (December 2006)

Following are some sample agreements that you can download. They are provided by a variety of agencies and organizations. These documents are for information only; consult your legal advisor to create an appropriate document for your specific circumstances.

  • TRAIL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT for "pedestrian non-motorized, passive recreational trail purposes, such as walking, hiking, jogging, running, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing" from STATE OF WISCONSIN Department of Natural Resources - download Word Document (105 kb)
  • TRAIL EASEMENT for "a perpetual, non-exclusive easement for the purpose of construction and maintenance of a public pedestrian and bicycling trail" from Collier County, Florida - download Word Document (32 kb)
  • JOINT TRAIL PROJECT AGREEMENT for the "planning, development and operation of joint trail-related projects," namely the Guadalupe River Trail; from the City of San Jose and Santa Clara Valley Water - download PDF document (892 kb)

American Trails, P.O. Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797(530) 547-2060
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