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published Feb 2020
American Trails Staff
The best answer that you will get for how wide a trail should be is “It depends.”
published Dec 2019
Elvin Clapp with Bureau of Land Management
Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails
published Nov 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trailshaping is a system of understanding in which simple, everyday forces shape (generate) the big picture, details, and nuances of all trails and all trail types, as well as context-specific trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management.
One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.
published Aug 2019
Let’s face it. Motorized, equestrian, biking, and hiking users do not always get along. When conflicts inevitably arise, what do we do, and how can we avoid it in the first place?
published Jun 2019
Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.
Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.
published Mar 2019
Finely crushed rock (crusher fines) is a useful alternative to paving trails that accommodates most trail activities.
published Jul 1998
USDA Forest Service
One of the greatest sources of contention between recreationists and livestock permittees as trail use increases is gates.
posted Jun 6, 2018
The project connects the 89-mile Nicolet State Trail in Wisconsin to the 107-mile State Line Trail in Michigan. Trails are open to snowmobiling, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, all-terrain vehicles, and off-highway motorcycles.
published Mar 2020
Trail building and installing sign posts can lead to accidental damage to buried pipelines and cables. Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center.
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