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published Jul 1, 2009
Minnesota Department of Transportation
The growth in recreational trails owned by the State, Cities, Counties, and Park systems over the last 20 plus years has exploded. Most if not all efforts related to recreational trails over these years has been focused on construction of new trails. There have been little organized efforts in trail preservation and or preventive maintenance (PM) methods to extend the usable life of the trails. The agencies that have a PM programs for their recreational trails rely on treatments that started out as highway or street treatments that may have been modified for use on the trails.
published Jul 1, 2017
Florida Office of Greenways and Trails
We all know a good trail when we’re on one. We’re not disoriented due to lack of signage or markers. We’re not climbing over downed trees or ducking under branches, and we’re not slogging through water or mud unless we’ve been forewarned beforehand. A good trail is one where we can fully enjoy our surroundings while challenging ourselves if that is our intent. Trails should provide for a variety of trail distances, loops, ecosystems, scenery and degrees of difficulty. As trail professionals, we should strive to make the best possible experience for users and learn from the past.
posted Oct 24, 2019
A variety of steel-frame commercial bridges along typical multiple-use trails.
published Jan 1, 2014
Connecticut Equine Advisory Council
The Equine Advisory Council conducted research and interviews throughout Connecticut to determine project cost and general installation, maintenance, environmental impacts, and suitability for multiple user groups for various surface materials.
posted May 30, 2018
The closing of these trails and subsequent impacts to the local economy was a revelation to many in the community and the Forest Service.
published Dec 10, 2003
Key criteria in arriving at a recommended trail surface.
published Jun 2, 2008
Woody Keen with Trail Dynamics LLC
A summary of research and studies on factors that affect trails management strategy and determining uses for each trail.
published Jan 1, 2003
The tables show estimates of time needed to maintain the Montgomery County, PA, trail.
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