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published May 23, 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 23, 2018

Building Better Asphalt Trails

Design and construction guidelines for asphalt trails.


published May 23, 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 10, 2003

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

Key criteria in arriving at a recommended trail surface.


published Sep 1, 2000

Soil Stabilizers On Universally Accessible Trails

For the past several years, national forests around the country have been looking for ways to make areas more universally accessible, while maintaining a natural appearance that is not as distracting as concrete, asphalt, boardwalks, and other obviously manmade pathways.


published May 1, 1995

Geosynthetics for Trails in Wet Areas: 2008 Edition

Guidelines for use of Geosynthetic materials in trail construction.


published Jan 1, 2000

Trailbuilding Basics

The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew is a time-tested international trails program that teaches how to create environmentally sound and fun trails!


published Sep 1, 2001

Technical Aspects of Asphalt Trail Design

A Guideline for the Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavements for Colorado Trails and Path


published Mar 1, 2007

Pathways to Trail Building

The intent of this 4th edition of a Tennessee Recreation Trails Manual is to help understand the dynamics of designing and building non-motorized trails.


published Jan 1, 2011

Nature Trail Development on Small Acreages

by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The purpose of this publication is to provide an introduction to trail design for those who intend to develop trails for nature walking, hiking, horseback riding or ATVs on less than 40 acres. Some technical aspects are presented for those planning to expend resources for constructing trails such as around schoolyards or community facilities or as part of a wildlife enterprise.


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Twin Oaks Trails

White Salmon, Washington

Twin Oaks is 2nd generation Washington trail building contractor and trail design company specializing in remote access construction sites in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Alaska. We specialize in Oregon and ...


PO Box 1252, White Salmon, Washington 98672
(503) 757-3762

Pacific Yurts, Inc.

Cottage Grove, Oregon

Pacific Yurts are freestanding, easy to install structures that provide year-round comfort and a unique, memorable experience.


77456 Hwy 99, Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424
Toll Free: (800) 944-0240 | Main: 541-942-9435

BioSpan Technologies

Ballwin, Missouri

Built on patented technology, BioSpan products offer a fresh approach to oil recovery, pavement preservation, industrial cleanup and resource recovery without negative environmental impact.


PO Box 4222 (Physical Address: 6540 Meyer Drive Washington, MO 63090), Ballwin, Missouri 63022
Toll Free: (800) 730-8980 | Local: (636) 583-7974 • [email protected]

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