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published Jan 1, 2015

Trail design guidelines from city of Toronto

This guidebook benefits from a very clear presentation and covers many examples of urban trail situations. Specific design features for all types of trails and related facilities are included.


published Feb 1, 2015

New Zealand Cycle Trail Design Guide

The New Zealand Cycle Trail Design Guide draws on a wealth of trail design and construction techniques from New Zealand and around the world. The goal is to streamline the design process for building sustainable trails that meet the expectations of the target audience, and require minimum ongoing maintenance.


published Nov 7, 2017

eMTB Land Manager Handbook

by PeopleForBikes, Bureau of Land Management, Chris Bernhardt with C2 Recreation Consulting

This handbook was developed in partnership with the bicycling industry and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in consultation with professional trail builders. It is intended to be a practical field resource for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of electric mountain bike trails.


published Sep 1, 2007

Trail Intersection Design Guidelines

by Florida Department of Transportation

The growth in trails reflects many people’s enjoyment of physical separation from motorized traffic. Segregation allows trail users to avoid the pollution, noise, and intimidation they perceive from motor vehicles, and the potential for an injury producing crash.


published Sep 1, 2007

Road and Trail Intersection Safety

by Parks and Trails New York

The time has come to learn more about the needs and behaviors of motorists and trail users and ensure that design guidelines and laws and policies governing road and trail intersections fully provide for the safety of this increasingly prevalent type of traffic junction. The purpose of this study is to examine the current state of practice of the design and management of intersections between trails and roadways, gather feedback on road and trail intersection crashes and complaints, raise public awareness of the issue of road and trail intersection safety, and offer policy and design recommendations that will improve the safety of road and trail intersections.


published Sep 8, 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - C. Tools for a broader view

by American Trails Staff

Looking at resources from a regional or landscape-wide perspective helps identify where trails should go and which areas should be conserved for wildlife.


published Aug 29, 2018

Federal Highway Administration Training Programs

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), part of the US Department of Transportation, provides expertise, resources, and information to improve the nation's highway system and its intermodal connections. The Federal-Aid Highway Program provides financial assistance to the States to construct and improve the National Highway System, other roads, bridges, and trails.


published Aug 28, 2018

College trails program funded by Duke Energy

Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College is the first community college program of its kind in the United States. Trail design and layout, construction, maintenance, and management skills are the core focus. TRAILS is an acronym for “Trail Recreation and Adventure Institute for Leadership and Service.”


published Aug 28, 2018

Featured providers of training and resources

Read more details on important programs and trails training provided by National Trails Training Partnership supporters


published Aug 27, 2018

Wyoming Invests in Trails at Glendo State Park

by Paul Gritten with Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources

Working together for a sustainable system of trails.


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Deschamps Mats Systems, Inc.

Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Deschamps Mats Systems Inc. is an industry leading, a technological innovator in the design, manufacture, and distribution of the world’s most earth-friendly and remarkably effective semi-rigid and roll-out portable ADA ...


218 Little Falls Road, Unit #12, Cedar Grove, New Jersey 07009
United States: (973) 928 3040 | International: +33 (0) 545 677 030 • [email protected]

Centaur Floor Systems

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Centaur Floor Systems has been selling recreational, fitness, and athletic floor coverings for more than 25 years.


715 Fountain Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
(800) 536-9007 • inf[email protected]

Black Diamond Trail Designs

China Grove, North Carolina

We specialize in sustainable design-build mountain bike trails. Single track, dirt jumps, pump tracks, we do it all. We also provide hiking, equestrian, and greenway trail solutions.


1155 Lawing Dr, China Grove, North Carolina 28023
(980) 218-0251 • [email protected]

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