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published Jan 1, 2007

Construction and Maintenance Costs for Trails

Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.


published Jan 1, 2004

Best Management Practices for Erosion Control During Trail Maintenance and Construction

Trail construction and maintenance may involve impacts to wetlands and other natural resources: an understanding of these impacts and methods to minimize them.


posted May 23, 2018

Four Simple Tasks to Do Prior to Trail Design

Asking the right questions is a vital first step in effective planning of a trail project.


posted May 23, 2018

Building Better Asphalt Trails

Design and construction guidelines for asphalt trails.


published Jan 1, 2005

Criteria for Trail Placement, Control Points, and Layout

The following criteria are used in order to determine suitable locations for new trails and trail reroutes within the Kremmling Field Office, Colorado


published Jan 1, 2000

Trailbuilding Basics

The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew is a time-tested international trails program that teaches how to create environmentally sound and fun trails!


published Jan 1, 2011

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.


published Sep 1, 2007

Recreational Horse Trails in Rural and Wildland Areas: Design, Construction and Maintenance

American Trails Magazine editor, Stuart Macdonald, reviews Dr. Wood's equestrian trail book.


published Aug 1, 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 Jun 1, 2006

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.


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Trail Design Specialists

Danielsville, Georgia

We specialize in Education, Consulting, Construction, and Maintenance for natural surface trail in all soil types and uses.


800 Homestead Road, Danielsville, Georgia 30633
(678) 410-8021 • [email protected]

Superior Hiking Trail Association

Two Harbors, Minnesota

The Superior Hiking Trail Association (SHTA) is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation dedicated to the construction, maintenance, management, and promotion of the Superior Hiking Trail.


731 Seventh Ave, Suite 2, Two Harbors, Minnesota 55616
(218) 834-2700

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Pannier Graphics

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

For long-lasting trail signage and frames, Pannier leads the way. We manufacture a full range of durable signage, panels, bases and frames, all designed for the harshest environments. With all production under one roof, ...


345 Oak Road, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania 15044
(724) 265-4900 • [email protected]

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