published May 2018
Asking the right questions is a vital first step in effective planning of a trail project.
published Dec 2003
Key criteria in arriving at a recommended trail surface.
published Sep 2000
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
Guidelines for use of Geosynthetic materials in trail construction.
published Jan 2000
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
A Guideline for the Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavements for Colorado Trails and Path
published Mar 2007
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
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
American Trails Magazine editor, Stuart Macdonald, reviews Dr. Wood's equestrian trail book.
posted May 10, 2018
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.