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published Mar 9, 2009

Braille trail building and renovation

by American Trails Staff

Braille trails and sensory gardens offer sustainable and accessible ways to safely experience the outdoors and provide opportunities to interact with nature.


published Dec 31, 2015

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.


published Feb 21, 2012

FAQ: Constructing a 10' bike trail without having to relocate power poles

by American Trails Staff

What can you do when a proposed bike trail encounters obstacles such as power poles.


published May 13, 2011

FAQ: Constructing an air station inflator on bike trails

by American Trails Staff

Bicycle repair stations can now be purchased from several vendors.


posted Jul 1, 2018

Educating trail users: advice for planning interpretive trail signs and exhibits

by California State Parks, Statewide Trails Section

It’s up to you as a park steward to instill a sense of appreciation for the story that needs to be told – interpretive theme and messages of the trail must be well planned.


posted Jun 12, 2018

The Devil is in the Details: Common Trail Design Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

The goal of this webinar is to teach planners, landscape architects, engineers, and trail committee volunteers a variety of best practices for trail design. Hard surfaced trails are not as easy to design as they seem.



published Jul 1, 1998

Cattle Guards for Off-Highway Vehicle Trails

by USDA Forest Service

One of the greatest sources of contention between recreationists and livestock permittees as trail use increases is gates.


published Apr 1, 1998

Mountain Bike Accessories for Trail Work

by USDA Forest Service

This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.


published Aug 2, 2009

Florida National Forests Sign Plan for Motorized Trails

This plan is intended to be used as a guide in designing and purchasing signs and materials for trails on the National Forests in Florida. It is intended to allow flexibility and variability depending on specific site conditions.


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U.S. Access Board

Washington, District of Columbia

The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environmen...


1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, District of Columbia 20004-1111
Toll Free: (800) 872-2253 or Main: (202) 272-0080 • [email protected]

Okanogan Trail Construction

Cave Creek, Arizona

Okanogan Trail Construction (OTC) is a worldwide and award-winning trail design, trail building, and trail maintenance company. OTC has been been serving public and private clients for over 30 years, with expertise in pe...


Cave Creek, Arizona 85331
[email protected]

Benchmark Trails, Inc.

Greenville, South Carolina

Consulting and practice in trail design, construction and landscaping services


9-D Victor St, Greenville, South Carolina 29609
(770) 503-5993 • [email protected]

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