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published Sep 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - C. Tools for a broader view

by American Trails Staff

Looking at resources from a regional or landscape-wide perspective helps identify where trails should go and which areas should be conserved for wildlife.


published Aug 2018

Federal Highway Administration Training Programs

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), part of the US Department of Transportation, provides expertise, resources, and information to improve the nation's highway system and its intermodal connections. The Federal-Aid Highway Program provides financial assistance to the States to construct and improve the National Highway System, other roads, bridges, and trails.


published Aug 2018

College trails program funded by Duke Energy

Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College is the first community college program of its kind in the United States. Trail design and layout, construction, maintenance, and management skills are the core focus. TRAILS is an acronym for “Trail Recreation and Adventure Institute for Leadership and Service.”


published Aug 2018

Featured providers of training and resources

Read more details on important programs and trails training provided by National Trails Training Partnership supporters


posted Aug 27, 2018

Accessibility improved on Lake Mead trails

Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s two National Recreation Trails, the Historic Railroad Trail and River Mountains Loop Trail, received funding for surface and drainage improvements to ensure that the trails are in good condition for years to come.


published Aug 2018

Wyoming Invests in Trails at Glendo State Park

by Paul Gritten with Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources

Working together for a sustainable system of trails.


published Aug 2018

Low water stream crossings for trails and greenways

by Stuart Macdonald

Low water crossings are designed to allow normal flow under the trail, and to be over-topped during seasonal floods.


published Aug 2018

Constructing bicycle trails in conjunction with Interstate Highway construction projects

by American Trails Staff

Examples of bike trails and bike paths that have been built by state departments of transportation


published Mar 2015

FAQ: When and where to use blazes or markers

by American Trails Staff

Best practices for blaze marking along trails


published Jun 2007

A Tale of a Trail: Boardwalks for Woodinville

Developing a trails plan for Rotary Community Park/Little Bear Creek that includes boardwalks through environmentally sensitive area.


Results from the Business Directory


Hermit Woods Trailbuilders, LLC

Sharon, Vermont

Hermit Woods builds trails and stone walls, stone patios and stone staircases across the northeast for private individuals and organizations of all sizes. We take pride in continuing the tradition of recreational trail a...


117 Clifford Farm Road, Sharon, Vermont 05065
(802) 727-0163 • [email protected]

Canycom Sales, Inc.

Tukwila, Washington

Agriculture & Trail Building Equipment, Brush Cutters, Construction Equipment. Canycom USA, Inc. corporate offices are located in Tukwila, WA with distribution warehouses in Des Moines, WA and Elizabethtown, KY.


16000 Christensen Road, Suite 308, Tukwila, Washington 98188
US Toll Free: (888) 450-0381 or Main: (425) 450-0381

Elevated Trail Design LLC

Weaverville, North Carolina

Elevated Trail Design focuses on safe, sustainable, and unique bike-centric and multi-use trail construction.


911 Jupiter Rd., Weaverville, North Carolina 28787
(919) 614-2391 • [email protected]

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