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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.


posted Oct 14, 2019

2020 Alabama Recreational Trails Conference

A fun and informative event with mobile workshops and speakers from across Alabama and the United States!


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.


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Kalamazoo Materials

Tucson, Arizona

Kalamazoo Materials mines and sells quality tested granites, rhyolites, and quartzite. These products are guaranteed to be durable, preventing the weathering, melting, and decomposition commonly associated with other roc...


PO Box 50669, Tucson, Arizona 85703
(520) 575-9601

Northwest Woodland Services, Inc. (NWWS)

Springfield, Oregon

Over 33 years experience in trail construction to include: Design, construction & maintenance. Very small to very large projects. Travel anywhere - no problem!


811 Royaldel Ln, Springfield, Oregon 97477
(503) 780-6394 • [email protected]

Toole Design

Silver Spring, Maryland

Toole Design is committed to designing and building spaces where people can move freely and intuitively, enjoying the experience and becoming a part of the community instead of just moving through it.


Headquarters: 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 927-1900 • [email protected]

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