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published Aug 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
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?
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 Jan 2008
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Designing sustainable contour trails that reduce maintenance needs while providing a good experience for visitors.
published Jul 1998
USDA Forest Service
One of the greatest sources of contention between recreationists and livestock permittees as trail use increases is gates.
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.
posted Dec 29, 2017
The Recreational Trails Program has made it possible to improve the existing trail system and add a new trail to the Ice Caves.
published Jul 2019
Michael Osborne with Five Rivers MetroParks
The challenges of balancing ecological protection, physical management and social demands on natural surface hiking, equestrian, mountain biking and multi-use trails can be overwhelming. However, it IS possible to meet these challenges by designing sustainable trails that are created to last into the next century.
published Jan 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.
published Mar 2019
American Trails Staff
Finely crushed rock (crusher fines) is a useful alternative to paving trails that accommodates most trail activities.
published May 1995
Guidelines for use of Geosynthetic materials in trail construction.
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