Five rules of sustainable trail design.
Presenter: Bruce Weidenhamer, Trail Volunteer – Certified Crew Leader, Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona/Arizona Trail Association
Sustainability is an increasingly important consideration in trail design and layout. Especially critical are the application of the five rules of sustainable trail design (contouring, 10%, 15%, half-rule, grade reversals). While these rules are easy to understand in a classroom setting, difficulties are often encountered when trying to apply the sustainable trail design rules in the field. The rules have to be applied as an integrated system to get the most sustainable trail, including the best compromises to be made when circumstances force the breaking of one or more of the rules.
World’s Most Comprehensive Mountain Bike Trail Development Resource Made Possible by Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Funds
Mountain Bike Trail Development: Guidelines for Successfully Managing the Process,” a 242-page “how to” manual covers modern trail development from trail types, to landscape analysis and design, to environmental and construction considerations, cost implications and more.
Building a Permeable, Low Maintenance Recreational Trail Along a Shoreline
In 2009, the city of The Colony planned to build a recreational trail (10 foot-wide, 3.5 mile pathway) that would run along the lake’s shoreline, contouring to its natural shape and providing residents with a picturesque route for outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, and cycling. The city selected the GEOWEB® Soil Stabilization System due to its flexibility to conform to curves, surface permeability, and low maintenance design.
An insightful story about Tony Cacela, former NAVY SEAL, founder of Camelot Tools LLC, and creator of the versatile SITEMASTER tool.
County of Los Angeles Trails Manual
The purpose of this Trails Manual is to provide an accessible resource that can be used for trail planning, design, construction, and maintenance within the County of Los Angeles