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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.


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.


published Nov 2019

Ramps for Accessible Trails and Shared-Use Pathways

by Stuart Macdonald

Ramps, typically used for building access, are often provided on trails.


published Oct 2019

Steel Trail Bridges on Shared-use Urban Pathways

by Stuart Macdonald

A variety of steel-frame commercial bridges along typical multiple-use trails.


published Jan 2004

Choosing the Right Tools for Trail Work

by Jim Schmid

A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.


published Aug 2018

Trails With Two Adjacent Treads

by Stuart Macdonald

Separate trails in the same corridor provide for different activities.


published Sep 2019

Horsepower: Where it all Started

by Guy Zoellner with USDA Forest Service

Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.


published Sep 2019

Interpretive Signs and Displays Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails and greenways create an opportunity to teach visitors about history, the environment, and the community


published Aug 2018

Art Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

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


published Sep 2019

Packable Rock Bar is a First

by Bill Hasenjaeger with Trail Boss

Trail Boss™ innovative new packable rock bar expands digging tools from dirt to rock


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Native Trails, Inc.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Native Trails, Inc. specializes in assessment and problem solving on existing trails and consulting, design and construction of new trails.


374 Walnut Branch Rd., Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
(919) 619-1335 • [email protected]

Wagners Composite Fiber Technology

Tampa, Florida

Wagners Composite Fiber Technologies (CFT) started in 2002. Using a unique pull-winding process, our pioneering use of composite material led to supplying Australia nationally. We have experienced growth ever since and g...


5004 E Fowler Ave Ste C-355, Tampa, Florida 33617
(813) 733-1705 • [email protected]

Cart-Away Concrete Systems, Inc.

McMinnville, Oregon

We work with all types of businesses, contractors, governments, and end-users, to ensure that your project has the right portable concrete mixing equipment needed to complete the project.


PO Box 726 | 405 NE Alpha Drive, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
(888) 649-5464 • [email protected]

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