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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.


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.



Results from the Business Directory


Trailscape

Roseville, California

As a professional trail contractor, Trailscape provides complete private and public trail solutions. We have a passion, a kind of a soul "push" to unearth ribbons of trail within an obstructed terrain. Our trails flow, a...


Roseville, California
(530) 852-5155 • [email protected]

White Mountain Trail Collective

Ashland, New Hampshire

To preserve the legacy of trail stewardship in the White Mountains Region by supporting and enhancing sustainable care of our trails.


PO Box 26, Ashland, New Hampshire 03217
[email protected]

Michael D Shields Consulting

Palmer, Alaska

Technical consulting and training in trail design, layout, construction, maintenance, and the related fields of terrain dynamics, rock and soil mechanics, bridge design, backcountry rigging, trail contracting, controlled...


PO Box 4787, Palmer, Alaska 99645
(907) 746-2515 • [email protected]

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