The Sustainable Trail Guidelines were developed with two primary objectives: to evaluate and prioritize strategies that will improve the existing trail system, and to introduce new trails that can be managed with minimal resources.
In this National Recreation Trail Highlight from the Sarah Zigler Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.
The best answer that you will get for how wide a trail should be is “It depends.”
Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic 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.