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published May 2018

FAQ: Is asphalt a good choice for a trail surface?

by American Trails Staff

Asphalt deteriorates over time and will require expensive maintenance to keep cracks and weeds and tree roots from making it unusable.


published Nov 2005

Green Threads in the Urban Fabric

by Stuart Macdonald

A comprehensive look at the elements of greenways and their benefits to communities.



published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Power Tools

by Jim Schmid

Though the bulk of trail work involves the use of hand tools, there are occasions where power tools are more efficient.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Miscellaneous Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Miscellaneous Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Bark Peeling Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Bark Peeling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Digging and Tamping Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Digging and Tamping Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.




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Trail Source LLC

Rosemount, Minnesota

Focusing on design and construction of sustainable mountain bike trails in Minnesota and Wisconsin.


13282 Derryglenn Ct, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068
(612) 845-1345 • [email protected]

SPONSORED

Areté Structures

Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Areté Structures supplies prefabricated truss and I-beam bridges using pultruded fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials. FRP bridges are an ideal solution for pedestrian, bicycle, equine, and light vehicular use. Are...


7668 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605
(814) 221-9005 • [email protected]

Driftless Trails Contracting LLC

Genoa, Wisconsin

Driftless Trails Contracting specializes in the construction of shared use trail for city park departments, county parks, non profit organizations, state agencies and private clients.


W1385 Ramrod Coulee Ln, Genoa, Wisconsin 54632
(608) 386-2036 • [email protected]

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