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published Jun 1, 2011
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has developed a guide to marketing bicycling along the Mississippi River Trail through the state's 800 miles of the bike route.
published Aug 3, 2003
Jim Murphy with Back Country Horsemen of America
Trail conflict occurs: among different user groups, among different users within the same group, and as a result of factors not related to a users' trail activities.
posted Jan 24, 2018
R. Brian Kermeen with USDA Forest Service
Like most areas managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the central Sierra Nevada has steep and mountainous terrain. Most of our facilities evolved over time or were designed 30 years ago with no consideration for the needs of persons with disabilities.
published Sep 1, 2001
Federal Highway Administration
This manual describes the common techniques for building a wetland trail.
published Dec 1, 2007
Jan Hancock with Hancock Resources LLC,
Federal Highway Administration,
USDA Forest Service
This guidebook provides practical guidelines for developing recreation environments that are sensitive to the needs of riders and their stock.
published Nov 1, 2004
American Trails Staff
A review of two popular trail design books.
published Dec 31, 2006
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
This 300-page spiral-bound publication, several years in the making, provides a first-ever comprehensive "how-to" guidebook for developing all types of recreational trails.
published Jan 1, 1991
Hugh Duffy with National Park Service
This article introduces the criteria of maximum profile grade relative to the existing cross slope (fall line) as key to the development of natural surface trail projects that are sustainable. Key trail design concepts excerpted from trail documents are presented in this article.
posted Jan 4, 2018
Randy Martin with Trailscape
Designers and land managers should consider the benefits of lengthening trails to lower the average grade while at the same time including short sections that are much steeper.
published Mar 31, 2007
The goal of trail building is to create a long-term relationship between humans and nature.
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