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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.


published Mar 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 Oct 2011

FAQ: Effect of Boardwalks on Vegetation and Wildlife

by American Trails Staff

Reducing impacts to vegetation and wildlife under boardwalks


published Dec 2015

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.



published May 2011

FAQ: Constructing an air station inflator on bike trails

by American Trails Staff

Bicycle repair stations can now be purchased from several vendors.


published Feb 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 Sep 2013

FAQ: What are the guidelines for constructing an ADA compliant remote access trail path in National Forests?

by American Trails Staff

On September 26th the U.S. Forest Service released the agency’s 2013 Accessibility Guidebook on Outdoor Recreation and Trails that updates the agency’s direction on providing recreational opportunities accessible to everyone.


published Jul 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.


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Hitchcock Design Group

Naperville, Illinois

Hitchcock Design Group is deeply committed to creating better places to live, work, play, learn, and heal by providing exceptional planning and landscape architectural services that connect people with the environment.


22 E. Chicago Avenue, Suite 200, Naperville, Illinois 60540
(630) 961-1787 • [email protected]

Jorgensen Associates

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Established in 1985, Jorgensen + Associates’ is proud of and grateful for being part of so many successful projects and we owe these blessings to our great clients. Our long tenure has primarily focused on projects in No...


124 W Sunbridge Dr # 5, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
(479) 442-9127

SunBelt Construction, Inc.

Bowling Green, Kentucky

We believe that a project should be done right and be done on time. We work with that goal in front of us every day.


1034 Searcy Way, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42103
(270) 781-2859 • [email protected]

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