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published Sep 2000

Conservation Ethics Guiding The Goethe Trail

by Helen Koehler

The Goethe Trail is part of Florida's Greenways and Trails System which is a combination of Federal, state, local and privately owned lands. While each parcel is unique, they collectively help to preserve and protect Florida's natural, cultural and historic resources.


published Jan 1999

Shared-Use Path Design

A shared-use path serves as part of a transportation circulation system and supports multiple recreation opportunities, such as walking, bicycling, and inline skating. A shared-use path typically has a surface that is asphalt, concrete, or firmly packed crushed aggregate.


published Aug 1996

A Handbook for Trail Design, Construction, and Maintenance

by North Country National Scenic Trail

The purpose of this handbook is to lay the foundation upon which the North Country NST will achieve a degree of consistency from one segment to another.


published Jan 2018

Park Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicles

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

The Park Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicles, an expansive 200-page illustrated manual, is the only publication of its kind.


published Jan 2008

Building Sustainable Trails: Key Design Elements

by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Designing sustainable contour trails that reduce maintenance needs while providing a good experience for visitors.


published Nov 2004

Two Trail Design Books Cover "How to Think" and "How to Do It"

by American Trails Staff

A review of two popular trail design books.


published Jan 2005

Guidelines for Trail Development within Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

by Montgomery County Commissioners

The purpose of this document is to provide desirable and minimum trail design standards to municipalities applying for county open space funds to develop trail connections. The municipality’s open space plan must indicate connections to existing or proposed county trails, and county parks and historic sites to be eligible for county trail funding.


published Sep 2006

Wake County, North Carolina, Trail Design Guidelines

​The Consolidated Open Space Plan (COSP) guides the work of Wake County's Open Space Program. The Plan presents policy recommendations, program guidelines and suggested methods that should be used by the County and its partners to conserve remaining open space.


published May 2009

Trail Design Guidelines for Portland, Oregon’s Park System

by Portland Parks and Recreation

Trails are an integral part of our park and recreation system. They are used by people of all ages and abilities to exercise, relax, socialize, view wildlife, and travel to destinations such as school and work.


published Dec 2006

Trail Planning, Design & Development Guidelines

by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

This 300-page spiral-bound publication, several years in the making, provides a first-ever comprehensive "how-to" guidebook for developing all types of recreational trails.


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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]

W.D Enterprises

Arenas Valley, New Mexico

28 years of experience building wilderness, municipal, private trails, and quality stonework.


58 Elias Rd., Arenas Valley, New Mexico 88022
(575) 313-7475 • [email protected]

Halff Associates, Inc.

Richardson, Texas

Halff Associates is a unique regional consulting firm that has provided full-service engineering, architecture, and other related services for decades.


1201 North Bowser Road, Richardson, Texas 75081-2275
(214) 346-6200 • [email protected]

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