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published May 2018

We Built It and They Came

by Robert (Bob) Searns with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc., John M. Pflaum, PE with NV5, Bill Woodcock with South Suburban Park and Recreation District

How Littleton, CO and the South Suburban Park and Recreation District addressed trail crowding, conflicts and excessive speed.


published Feb 2011

Equestrian and Other Nonmotorized Use on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Equestrian and other nonmotorized recreational use may be allowed on shared use paths and trails that use Federal-aid transportation funds.


published Nov 2011

Okanogan Trail Construction Tackles Difficult Ajax Section of Arizona Trail

Completing the Arizona Trail required careful planning and technical construction of the Ajax Section through a rocky canyon.


published Jan 2004

Best Management Practices for Erosion Control During Trail Maintenance and Construction

Trail construction and maintenance may involve impacts to wetlands and other natural resources: an understanding of these impacts and methods to minimize them.


published Mar 2020

Know What's Underground for Safe Trail Work

Trail building and installing sign posts can lead to accidental damage to buried pipelines and cables. Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center.


published Aug 2003

Used Steel Well Casings Make Better Culverts

The next time you need some culverts on your trail try used steel casings. You'll like them!


published May 2018

Asphalt mix developed for better durability with snowmobile use

A new asphalt mix was developed and tested to better withstand snowmobile traffic during the winter months, and to provide a more durable surface for summer trail use.


published May 2018

Building Better Asphalt Trails

Design and construction guidelines for asphalt trails.


published May 2018

Four Simple Tasks to Do Prior to Trail Design

Asking the right questions is a vital first step in effective planning of a trail project.


published Dec 2003

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

Key criteria in arriving at a recommended trail surface.


Results from the Business Directory


Singltrek, s.r.o.

Nisou Czech Republic, International

Singltrek, s.r.o specializes in designing close-to-nature recreational countour trails.


Msenska 3981/50 466 04 Jablonec nad, Nisou Czech Republic, International
00420 604 276 019 • [email protected] [email protected]

Payette Environmental Services LLC

McCall, Idaho

Payette Environmental Services, LLC, was founded in 2018 and specializes in trail design and construction, recreation planning, and consulting.


410 Knights Rd, McCall, Idaho 83638
(208) 315-0447

Valerie Naylor, Trails Specialist

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Specializing in assessment, planning, design, and construction of natural and soft surface trail systems.


1150 Seven Springs Rd., Pisgah Forest, North Carolina 28768
(828) 775-7334 • [email protected]

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