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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 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 Oct 1998

Off-Highway Vehicle Trail and Road Grading Equipment

by USDA Forest Service, Federal Highway Administration

The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) was asked to find a good way to maintain a 40-mile (64-k) motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) trail on the Francis Marion National Forest in coastal South Carolina. Heavy use leaves a washboard surface that progresses to mounds and gullies several feet across. These are called "whoop-de-doos," and trail users find them both unpleasant and unsafe.


published Apr 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 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.


published Apr 2012

Michigan Motorized Trail Signing Handbook

by Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for assuring the motorized trail system is appropriately signed. This handbook is intended to assist trail sponsors, DNR, United States Department of Agriculture, and Forest Service employees with trail signing responsibilities in developing trail facilities.


posted Jun 6, 2018

Camp Creek Greenway - Georgia

The project creates a continuous barrier-free route in Gwinnett County’s Lions Club Park and connects that loop to the accessible path and boardwalk along the City of Lilburn’s Camp Creek Greenway.


posted Jun 6, 2018

Brule River Bridge - Wisconsin

The project connects the 89-mile Nicolet State Trail in Wisconsin to the 107-mile State Line Trail in Michigan. Trails are open to snowmobiling, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, all-terrain vehicles, and off-highway motorcycles.


posted Jun 6, 2018

Ouachita National Recreation Trail Shelters - Arkansas and Oklahoma

The Friends of the Ouachita Trail, using primarily volunteer labor, completed 12 shelters along the western end of the trail, which spans the two states. Users include hikers, backpackers, hunters, and mountain bikers.


published Jan 2007

Construction and Maintenance Costs for Trails

Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.


Results from the Business Directory


Hoots, Inc.

N Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hoots Inc. is the leader in the design and construction of community based bike skills parks and trail systems.


N Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 808-6075 • [email protected]

Northwest Trails, Inc.

Bellingham, Washington

Established in 1972, Northwest Trails Inc (NTI) is an industry leader with broad experience in all aspects trail design and construction.


PO Box 4323 | 705 Chuckanut Drive North, Bellingham, Washington 98229
(360) 739-1123 • [email protected]

Lose Design

Nashville, Tennessee

Lose Design creates spaces that support the most fundamental human needs to live, work and play. We are dedicated to helping our clients bring their vision to life. Our professionals do not settle for “off the shelf” des...


2809 Foster Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37210
(615) 242-0040 • [email protected]

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