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published Dec 2003

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

Key criteria in arriving at a recommended trail surface.


published Sep 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 1995

Geosynthetics for Trails in Wet Areas: 2008 Edition

Guidelines for use of Geosynthetic materials in trail construction.


published Jan 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 2001

Technical Aspects of Asphalt Trail Design

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


published Mar 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 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.


published Sep 2007

Recreational Horse Trails in Rural and Wildland Areas: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

American Trails Magazine editor, Stuart Macdonald, reviews Dr. Wood's equestrian trail book.


posted May 10, 2018

Other Power-driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD)

On March 15, 2011, new Department of Justice rules took effect, specifying the “other power-driven mobility devices” (OPDMD) that could be used on trails by “individuals with mobility disabilities.” If you manage a trail that is open to the public this rule applies to your facility.


published Aug 2008

The Art of Building Crushed Stone Trails

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft

Crushed stone trails provide a user-friendly, all-season surface for all types and ages of visitors, including strollers, wheelchairs, and road bikes.


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UP! Outside

Jordan, Minnesota

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8051 W 195th St, Jordan, Minnesota 55352
(612) 965-8619 • [email protected]

Salsco, Inc.

Cheshire, Connecticut

SALSCO, Inc. takes pride in producing equipment that allows our customers to meet their goals more efficiently and with less down time.


Headquarters: 105 School House Road, Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
Toll Free: (800) 872-5726 | Main: (203) 271-1682

Rincon Consultants, Inc.

Ventura, California

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary environmental sciences, planning, and engineering consulting firm that provides quality professional services to government and industry. Rincon was established in 1994 a...


Headquarters: 180 North Ashwood Avenue, Ventura, California 93003
(805) 644-4455 • [email protected]

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