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published Nov 7, 2017

eMTB Land Manager Handbook

by PeopleForBikes, Bureau of Land Management, Chris Bernhardt with C2 Recreation

This handbook was developed in partnership with the bicycling industry and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in consultation with professional trail builders. It is intended to be a practical field resource for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of electric mountain bike trails.



published Sep 26, 2013

FAQ: What are the guidelines for constructing an ADA compliant remote access trail path in National Forests?

by American Trails Staff

On September 26th the U.S. Forest Service released the agency’s 2013 Accessibility Guidebook on Outdoor Recreation and Trails that updates the agency’s direction on providing recreational opportunities accessible to everyone.


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.


Results from the Business Directory


STARRTRAILsolutions, Inc.

Golden, British Columbia, Canada

Starr Trail Solutions Inc, based out of Golden B.C. We are a trail building company with a deep passion for mountain biking, and back country travel. Specializing in trail design and construction, our team is capable of ...


PO Box 20125 | 602-13th Street South, Golden, British Columbia, Canada V0A1H0
(250) 439-8008 • [email protected]

Yakima Construction, Inc.

Medford, Oregon

Over 41 years experience in all phases of trail construction, consultation, design, and planning. Trail paving, bridges, boardwalks, and campgrounds.


1575 Skyview Dr, Medford, Oregon 97501
(541) 601-2730 • [email protected]

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]

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