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posted May 23, 2018

Building Better Asphalt Trails

Design and construction guidelines for asphalt trails.

categories: Design and Building, Surfacing
tags: surfaces

posted May 22, 2018

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.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices
tags: nature trail, sustainable trails

posted May 3, 2018

The Art of Building Crushed Stone Trails

by Tony Boone

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

categories: Design and Building
tags: surfaces

posted Mar 30, 2018

Park and Trail Accessibility Design Guidelines

by MIG, Inc.

An important goal of this plan is to provide integrated recreational experiences for all visitors—with and without disabilities—employing the principles of universal design that are incorporated into these accessibility design guidelines.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Jan 24, 2018

Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook

by Federal Highway Administration, USDA Forest Service

An updated edition of the "Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook" first released in 1996.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices, Trail Construction
tags: maintenance, recreational trails program (rtp)

posted Jan 24, 2018

Design and Management for Backcountry Horse Trails

by Jim Murphy with Back Country Horsemen of America

Trail conflict occurs: among different user groups, among different users within the same group, and as a result of factors not related to a users' trail activities.

categories: Design and Building, Trail Design
tags: horses and equestrian trails, wilderness, backcountry

posted Jan 19, 2018

Developing Sustainable Mountain Trail Corridors

by Hugh Duffy with National Park Service

This article introduces the criteria of maximum profile grade relative to the existing cross slope (fall line) as key to the development of natural surface trail projects that are sustainable. Key trail design concepts excerpted from trail documents are presented in this article.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices
tags: sustainable trails

posted Jan 16, 2018

Guidelines for the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Sustainable Trails

by Trails for All Ontarians Collaborative

The Ontario Trails Strategy describes our vision for trails in Ontario and recognizes the many benefits of trails for health and prosperity and highlights the importance of environmental protection.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices
tags: sustainable trails, maintenance

posted Jan 4, 2018

Optimizing Trail Grade: The Key to Creating Sought-After Trails

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

Designers and land managers should consider the benefits of lengthening trails to lower the average grade while at the same time including short sections that are much steeper.

categories: Design and Building, Trail Construction, Trail Design
tags: horses and equestrian trails, mountain biking

posted Jan 3, 2018

Sustainable Trails: Doing it Right the First Time

by John Favro with TrailsGuy, LLC Trails Consulting

When you construct or reroute a trail, you are putting a structure on the landscape that will be there, in good or bad condition, for 100 years or more in most places. So why not do it right?

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices
tags: sustainable trails

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