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published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 2016

Trail Use and Management of Electric Mountain Bikes: Land Manager Survey Results

by IMBA Trail Solutions

In order to better guide research into the range of potential social and environmental impacts and benefits related to the use of eMTBs on natural surface trails, IMBA and the BPSA are interested in what questions land managers have regarding this new use. The survey explicitly targeted land managers’ experiences and concerns regarding eMTB use on natural surface and/or singletrack trails – not paths or bikeways – although some land managers are responsible for both types of trail infrastructure.


posted Feb 5, 2018

Trail Wayfinding Systems

This webinar will provide trail and greenway planners, designers, and managers with a practical understanding of trail/ped/bike wayfinding and informational systems with an emphasis on in-the-field structures and media.


published Jan 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!


posted Dec 29, 2017

Trails Accessibility Program - Florida

Florida’s program supports the building of trails that increase recreational opportunities for people of all abilities.


published Jul 2005

Trails and Golf Courses: Best Practices on Design and Management

by Alta Planning + Design

Golf courses, with their large expanses of undeveloped land, can appear to be a tempting place to locate a trail or bikeway in a community seeking to overcome gaps in their trail system.


posted Feb 12, 2018

Trails and the New Federal Accessibility Guidelines

This 90-minute webinar covered the trails portion of the final "Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines; Outdoor Developed Areas." These new accessibility guidelines for federal lands cover new or altered trails, picnic and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes, and related recreation facilities.


published Nov 2019

Trails Crossing on Active Railroad Lines

by Stuart Macdonald

One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.


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R.J. Thomas Mfg. Company Inc. / Pilot Rock

Cherokee, Iowa

​R.J. Thomas Mfg. Company designs and manufactures the Pilot Rock brand of park, street and campsite products.


PO Box 946 | 5648 US Hwy 59, Cherokee, Iowa 51012
(800) 762-5002 • Email: [email protected]

Wood Rodgers, Inc.

Sacramento, California

Wood Rodgers, Inc. is a multidisciplinary engineering, planning, surveying, and mapping consulting firm headquartered in Sacramento, California with offices located throughout California and Nevada.


Corporate Offices: 3301 C Street, Bldg 100-B, Sacramento, California 95816
(916) 341-7760 • [email protected]

U.S. Access Board

Washington, District of Columbia

The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environmen...


1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, District of Columbia 20004-1111
Toll Free: (800) 872-2253 | Main: (202) 272-0080 • [email protected]

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