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published Nov 14, 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 7, 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 5, 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 24, 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 1, 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 17, 2018

Trails With Two Adjacent Treads

by Stuart Macdonald

Separate trails in the same corridor provide for different activities.


published Sep 25, 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 19, 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 17, 2018

Art Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

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


published Sep 5, 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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Ameristar Fence Products

Tulsa, Oklahoma

The largest ornamental fence manufacturer in the world.


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(888) 333-3422

Superior Recreational Products

Carrollton, Georgia

SRP Site Amenities, formely Webcoat Inc., has been manufacturing long lasting, corrosive resistant outdoor tables and benches for more than fifteen years. Combining this experience of using high strength steel fabricatio...


150 Adamson Industrial Boulevard, Carrollton, Georgia 30117
(866) 959-8004

Sages Trail Solutions LLC

Spring, Texas

Established in 2000, Sages Trail Solutions LLC started by partnering with local Forestry Consultants and LA Wildlife and Fisheries contacts and handicap access trails were built for access to established Wildlife Refuge ...


103 N Victoriana Cir, Spring, Texas 77389
[email protected]

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