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published Aug 2018

Low water stream crossings for trails and greenways

by Stuart Macdonald

Low water crossings are designed to allow normal flow under the trail, and to be over-topped during seasonal floods.


published Aug 2018

Constructing bicycle trails in conjunction with Interstate Highway construction projects

by American Trails Staff

Examples of bike trails and bike paths that have been built by state departments of transportation


published Mar 2015

FAQ: When and where to use blazes or markers

by American Trails Staff

Best practices for blaze marking along trails


published Jun 2007

A Tale of a Trail: Boardwalks for Woodinville

Developing a trails plan for Rotary Community Park/Little Bear Creek that includes boardwalks through environmentally sensitive area.


published Mar 2009

Braille trail building and renovation

by American Trails Staff

Braille trails and sensory gardens offer sustainable and accessible ways to safely experience the outdoors and provide opportunities to interact with nature.


published Oct 2011

FAQ: Effect of Boardwalks on Vegetation and Wildlife

by American Trails Staff

Reducing impacts to vegetation and wildlife under boardwalks


published Dec 2015

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.



published May 2011

FAQ: Constructing an air station inflator on bike trails

by American Trails Staff

Bicycle repair stations can now be purchased from several vendors.


published Feb 2012

FAQ: Constructing a 10' bike trail without having to relocate power poles

by American Trails Staff

What can you do when a proposed bike trail encounters obstacles such as power poles.


Results from the Business Directory


Aquatic Design Group

Carlsbad, California

We help our clients bring competition, recreation, leisure facilities, and water features to life.


2226 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, California 92008
(800) 938-0542 • [email protected]

Rockart Signs & Markers

Mesa, Arizona

Rockart, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of signs and markers for recreation, highway and utility needs.


3006 N. Maple, Mesa, Arizona 85215
(480) 854-3400

Nordic Manufacturing Ltd.

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

The Singletrack Cat is a utility motorcycle designed to increase the productivity of individuals that maintain or build narrow width trails.


4-883 McCurdy Pl, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada V1X 8C8
(800) 775-4750 • [email protected]

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