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posted Sep 6, 2019

Packable Rock Bar is a First

by Bill Hasenjaeger with Trail Boss

Trail Boss™ innovative new packable rock bar expands digging tools from dirt to rock

categories: Design and Building, Trail Construction, Tools & Tool Use
tags: tools for trail building

posted Aug 28, 2019

Why You Might Consider Conservation Corps on Your Next Trail Project

by Hannah Traverse with The Corps Network

Why trail managers often engage Conservation Corps on maintenance projects, and why you might see more Corps on our trails.

categories: Design and Building, Trail Construction
tags: conservation corps, construction, maintenance

posted Aug 14, 2019

6 Solutions for Managing Multi-Use Trails and Conflict

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Let’s face it. Motorized, equestrian, biking, and hiking users do not always get along. When conflicts inevitably arise, what do we do, and how can we avoid it in the first place?

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices, Multi-use Trails
tags: shared-use, conflict

posted Jul 8, 2019

Design a Trail to Last 100 Years

by Michael Osborne with Five Rivers MetroParks

The challenges of balancing ecological protection, physical management and social demands on natural surface hiking, equestrian, mountain biking and multi-use trails can be overwhelming. However, it IS possible to meet these challenges by designing sustainable trails that are created to last into the next century.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices, Bridges and Boardwalks, Surfacing, Trail Construction, Trail Design
tags: bridges, construction, volunteers, natural surface

posted Jun 20, 2019

Counting Trail Users

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices, Tools & Tool Use
tags: shared-use, counting trail users, trail overcrowding and impact

posted Jan 1, 2018

Brothers of the Brush Hook, an Interview with Charlie Dundas

by Mike Passo with American Trails

The thing that excites me is when I go out and I see people using our trails and I see families on the trails, you know? It pleases me and excites me that I’m beginning to, once again, see moms and dads and kids on trails, not just the mountain bikers.

categories: Design and Building
tags: construction

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Action Sports Construction

Action Sports Construction LLC is one of the industry leaders in developing Pump Tracks, Bicycle Parks & BMX/MTB Racing facilities.


United States
831-239-1702 • [email protected]

Conservation by Design

Here at Conservation By Design, we specialize in interpretive projects for land management agencies and their partners—from visitor center exhibits to interpretive trailside settings, and from brochures to wayside panels...


2220 E Calvary Ln, Prescott, Arizona 86301

Backyard Trails LLC

Natural Surface Trails Design & Development In Your Community - Professional, Sustainable Trail Planning, Design, Building & More


Cedar Rapids, Iowa
(319) 318-2243 • [email protected]

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