published Sep 26, 2013
American Trails Staff
On September 26th the U.S. Forest Service released the agency’s 2013 Accessibility Guidebook on Outdoor Recreation and Trails that updates the agency’s direction on providing recreational opportunities accessible to everyone.
published Jul 1, 2018
California State Parks, Statewide Trails Section
It’s up to you as a park steward to instill a sense of appreciation for the story that needs to be told – interpretive theme and messages of the trail must be well planned.
published Jul 1, 1998
USDA Forest Service
One of the greatest sources of contention between recreationists and livestock permittees as trail use increases is gates.
published Oct 1, 1998
USDA Forest Service,
Federal Highway Administration
The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) was asked to find a good way to maintain a 40-mile (64-k) motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) trail on the Francis Marion National Forest in coastal South Carolina. Heavy use leaves a washboard surface that progresses to mounds and gullies several feet across. These are called "whoop-de-doos," and trail users find them both unpleasant and unsafe.
published Apr 1, 1998
USDA Forest Service
This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.
published Aug 2, 2009
This plan is intended to be used as a guide in designing and purchasing signs and materials for trails on the National Forests in Florida. It is intended to allow flexibility and variability depending on specific site conditions.
published Apr 2, 2012
Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for assuring the motorized trail system is appropriately signed. This handbook is intended to assist trail sponsors, DNR, United States Department of Agriculture, and Forest Service employees with trail signing responsibilities in developing trail facilities.
published Jan 1, 2007
Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.
published May 30, 2018
The closing of these trails and subsequent impacts to the local economy was a revelation to many in the community and the Forest Service.
published Nov 1, 2003
Good signs clearly showing which uses are allowed are essential to effective trail management.