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posted May 15, 2020

Hawaiian Island Trail Bridge Re-Opens Trail to Remote Community

by Brandon Weyant

The 3-mile long Kalaupapa Trail is the only access point in and out of the remote community of Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. When a land-slide took out an old aluminum bridge, cutting off this access point, park officials looked to an FRP bridge for its light weight, corrosion resistance, and design flexibility.

categories: Design and Building, Bridges and Boardwalks, Trail Amenities / Structures, Trail Construction
tags: bridges

posted May 13, 2020

Submit Your Trail Infrastructure Projects for CARES Act Funding

by Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.

categories: Design and Building, Multi-use Trails, Trail Amenities / Structures, Trail Construction, Trail Design
tags: funding, legislation, covid-19

posted Apr 3, 2020

From Gold Mines to Woodlands Trails

by Larry Smith

In this National Recreation Trail highlight from the Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices

posted Dec 10, 2019

FAQ: Is There a Universal Difficulty Rating System for OHV Trails?

by American Trails Staff

Generally there are no difficulty ratings for OHV trails.

categories: Design and Building, Multi-use Trails
tags: faq, off-highway vehicles (ohv), safety

posted Sep 10, 2019

Art Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

A photo gallery of murals, sculptures, decorative paving, and memorials.

categories: Design and Building, Bridges and Boardwalks
tags: photo gallery

posted Aug 21, 2019

11 Key Trail Tools for Grubbing and Raking

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used grubbing and raking tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.

categories: Design and Building, Tools & Tool Use
tags: tools for trail building

posted Aug 20, 2019

What You Need to Know About Building Trails with Crusher Fines

by Lois Bachensky with USDA Forest Service

A crusher fine trail combines the rustic feeling of a natural surface trail with a surface type that's durable (but not concrete or asphalt). The natural gravel-like surface feels more like a trail than a hard surfaced path and fits in well with primitive settings.

categories: Design and Building, Surfacing
tags: surfacing, crusher fines

posted Aug 1, 2019

8 Most Used Trail Tools for Lifting and Hauling

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Lifting and Hauling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.

categories: Design and Building, Tools & Tool Use
tags: tools for trail building, safety

published Jan 1, 2014

Multi-use Trail Surface Study

by Connecticut Equine Advisory Council

The Equine Advisory Council conducted research and interviews throughout Connecticut to determine project cost and general installation, maintenance, environmental impacts, and suitability for multiple user groups for various surface materials.

categories: Design and Building, Multi-use Trails, Surfacing

posted Apr 11, 2019

North Country Trail Handbook

by North Country National Scenic Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) extends for thousands of miles across seven states. Its layout, design, construction, and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices, Trail Construction

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Vermeer

Pella, Iowa

Vermeer Corporation helps deliver a real impact in a progressing world through the design, manufacture and support of high-quality industrial and agricultural equipment, helping customers in more than 60 nations stay con...


1210 East Vermeer Road, Pella, Iowa 50219
(641) 628-3141

Dirt Artisans

Crescent Springs, Kentucky

Dirt Artisans is staffed by veteran trail builders with a passion for designing, building and maintaining trails. We have the professional expertise to create world-class trail experiences for the users of the trails we ...


2335 Buttermilk Crossing, Suite 335, Crescent Springs, Kentucky 41017
(859) 803-2466 • [email protected]

HILRIDE Progression Development Group LLC

Kensington, California

Hilride provides comprehensive consulting services for the design and development of bike parks, trails and destination riding areas.


139 Ardmore Road, Kensington, California 94707
(510) 789-3124 • [email protected]

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