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published Dec 2003

What’s Under Foot? Multi-use Trail Surfacing Options

Key criteria in arriving at a recommended trail surface.


published Sep 2001

Technical Aspects of Asphalt Trail Design

A Guideline for the Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavements for Colorado Trails and Path


published Mar 2007

Pathways to Trail Building

The intent of this 4th edition of a Tennessee Recreation Trails Manual is to help understand the dynamics of designing and building non-motorized trails.


published Jan 2011

Nature Trail Development on Small Acreages

by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The purpose of this publication is to provide an introduction to trail design for those who intend to develop trails for nature walking, hiking, horseback riding or ATVs on less than 40 acres. Some technical aspects are presented for those planning to expend resources for constructing trails such as around schoolyards or community facilities or as part of a wildlife enterprise.


published Sep 2007

Recreational Horse Trails in Rural and Wildland Areas: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

American Trails Magazine editor, Stuart Macdonald, reviews Dr. Wood's equestrian trail book.


published Aug 2008

The Art of Building Crushed Stone Trails

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft

Crushed stone trails provide a user-friendly, all-season surface for all types and ages of visitors, including strollers, wheelchairs, and road bikes.


published May 2018

FAQ: Is asphalt a good choice for a trail surface?

by American Trails Staff

Asphalt deteriorates over time and will require expensive maintenance to keep cracks and weeds and tree roots from making it unusable.


published Nov 2005

Green Threads in the Urban Fabric

by Stuart Macdonald

A comprehensive look at the elements of greenways and their benefits to communities.




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Direct Embed Coating Systems LLC

Saddle Brook, New Jersey

Direct Embed® delivers out of the box super durable solutions for designers, retailers, airports, malls, hospitality and much more.


280 North Midland Ave Building C-1, Unit 128, Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663
Toll Free: (877) 712-2538 | Main: (973) 569-1111

TrailArts

Montrose, Colorado

TrailArts provides unparalleled planning, design, and construction services for all types of natural surface trail projects.


PO Box 1464, Montrose, Colorado 81402
(719) 460-7759 • [email protected]

Jolly Rovers Trail Crew, Inc.

Poughkeepsie, New York

Our highly trained corps of volunteers contributes close to $200,000 of value every year to public parks in the Hudson Valley of New York. We specialize in providing sustainable public access to iconic places. Beautiful...


104 Turnberry Court, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
(201) 783-3599 • [email protected]

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