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posted Dec 21, 2017

Ronald G. Strickland

Trail development requires patience, gumption, and inventiveness. Ron began the Pacific Northwest Trail project in 1970.


posted Dec 29, 2017

Rotary Park Accessible Trail (Phase 2) - Tennessee

Montgomery County used RTP funds to add a universally accessible trail in Rotary Park.


published Nov 2019

Safe Encounters with Horses on Shared-Use Trails

by Dianne Martin

American Trails contributor Dianne Martin shares some tips on how to safely share trails with horses.


posted Dec 21, 2017

Salida to Leadville, Colorado Trail Corridor Feasibility Study

The nominee is the “Feasibility Study Salida to Leadville Trail Corridor,” a grant-funded study assessing a 64-mile hiking/cycling/driving trail following historic stage and railroad routes along the Continental Divide in Colorado.


published Jun 2016

San Francisco Bay Trail Design Guidelines and Toolkit

These guidelines offer direction and define goals to facilitate the design and development of a San Francisco Bay Trail system that is safe, connected and continuous; provides a positive user experience that encourages people to use the trail; and maximizes access to and use by the broadest spectrum of people possible.



published Dec 2009

Sand Creek Greenway is a Trail through Industrial Landscape

by Mark Wilcox with American Society of Landscape Architects

Sand Creek in Commerce City, Colorado, is a trail within an active industrial corridor that includes petroleum refineries, chemical plants, irrigation ditches, and gravel mining operations.


posted Jan 10, 2018

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Master Plan defines a 50-mile network of multi-use bicycle/pedestrian trails spanning the length of Santa Cruz County.


published Jan 1999

Shared-Use Path Design

A shared-use path serves as part of a transportation circulation system and supports multiple recreation opportunities, such as walking, bicycling, and inline skating. A shared-use path typically has a surface that is asphalt, concrete, or firmly packed crushed aggregate.


published Aug 2018

Signs and Etiquette for Shared-use Urban Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.


Results from the Business Directory


Nordic Manufacturing Ltd.

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

The Singletrack Cat is a utility motorcycle designed to increase the productivity of individuals that maintain or build narrow width trails.


4-883 McCurdy Pl, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada V1X 8C8
(800) 775-4750 • [email protected]

Contour Trail Design Company

Knoxville, Tennessee

Trail design and construction multi-use and GIS services.


3606 Kesterwood Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918
(865) 719-5111 • [email protected]

Tony Boone Trails

Tony has passionately led crews in sculpting over 600 miles of shared-use and purpose-built trails for folks of all ages and abilities. His national and international experience ranges from professional trail building co...



(719) 221-3421 • [email protected]

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