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published Jul 2019

Design a Trail to Last 100 Years

by Michael Osborne with Five Rivers MetroParks

The challenges of balancing ecological protection, physical management and social demands on natural surface hiking, equestrian, mountain biking and multi-use trails can be overwhelming. However, it IS possible to meet these challenges by designing sustainable trails that are created to last into the next century.


posted Jul 3, 2019

11th Annual Transportation and Communities Summit 2019

Do you think e-scooters should be allowed on trails?


posted Jul 1, 2019

The Nature of Trail Aesthetics

Four concepts generate all trail aesthetics for better or worse. Learn how to use them to shape any type of trail for the better.


published Jun 2019

Counting Trail Users

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Lassen Peak Trail

The Lassen Peak Trail, located in the Lassen National Park in Northern California, is a historic trail that existed before the 1914-1917 spectacular series of eruptions of Mt. Lassen.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Duck River Reservoir Recreation Area

The Tim Scott Trail has a total length of 21.8 miles and includes two pedestrian bridges over the scenic Duck River.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Weed Patch Mountain Trail

The Weed Patch Mountain Trail (WPM Trail) is a 8.6 mile multi-use backcountry trail implemented with state-of-the-art sustainable design and construction to offer a world class user experience in the Hickory Nut Gorge to hikers, mountain bikers, and rock climbers.


posted Jun 11, 2019

Huts in the USA: Where, Why, and How to Responsibly Expand Access to Nature

by Sam Demas with Hut2hut.info

A concise presentation of the roles hut systems can play in the educational and recreational opportunity spectrum of America.


posted Jun 11, 2019

LandLine: A 1,400 Mile Trail and Greenway Plan for Metro Boston

by David Loutzenheiser with Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Learn about how to evaluate an existing trail network to identify projects and opportunities to create a connected trail and greenway network in an urban area. 


posted Jun 5, 2019

Trail Construction Cost Realities

by Margie Tatro with Reineke Construction

In this session learn about a simple, cost estimating tool and key factors associated with trail construction costs.


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SunState Recreation

Avondale, Arizona

SunState Recreation is dedicated to providing the best playground equipment, shelters and site furnishings in the industry!


12858 W Wilshire Drive, Avondale, Arizona 85392
(623) 251-0070 • [email protected]

ICON Shelter Systems, Inc.

Holland, Michigan

ICON works closely with landscape architects and architects to bring their designs to the field.


1455 Lincoln Ave, Holland, Michigan 49423
(800) 748-0985 • [email protected]

Ozark Greenways, Inc.

Springfield, Missouri

We are the driving force behind a 140+ mile system of multi-use triails. A dynamic network of connected streams, parks, businesses, and neighborhoods which provides for the enjoyment and economic development of our comm...


PO Box 50733, Springfield, Missouri 65805
(417) 864-2015 • [email protected]

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