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published Jun 30, 2016

Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences Guidebook (Nationwide)

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

The definitive guide for the planning, designing, constructing, managing and maintaining Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails



published Aug 3, 2003

Design and Management for Backcountry Horse Trails

by Jim Murphy with Back Country Horsemen of America

Trail conflict occurs: among different user groups, among different users within the same group, and as a result of factors not related to a users' trail activities.


published Dec 1, 2007

Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads, and Campgrounds

by Jan Hancock with Hancock Resources LLC, Federal Highway Administration, USDA Forest Service

This guidebook provides practical guidelines for developing recreation environments that are sensitive to the needs of riders and their stock.


published Dec 31, 2006

Trail Planning, Design & Development Guidelines

by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

This 300-page spiral-bound publication, several years in the making, provides a first-ever comprehensive "how-to" guidebook for developing all types of recreational trails.


posted Jan 4, 2018

Optimizing Trail Grade: The Key to Creating Sought-After Trails

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

Designers and land managers should consider the benefits of lengthening trails to lower the average grade while at the same time including short sections that are much steeper.


published May 13, 2020

Submit Your Trail Infrastructure Projects for CARES Act Funding

by Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.


published Feb 1, 2019

Bikeway selection guide

The Bikeway Selection Guide from the Federal Highway Administration will help planners make informed decisions about the selection of bike- way types. This guide emphasizes engineering judgment, design flexibility, documentation, and experimentation.


published Jun 1, 2016

San Francisco Bay Trail Design Guidelines and Toolkit

These guidelines offer direction and define goals to facilitate the design and development of a San Francisco Bay Trail system that is safe, connected and continuous; provides a positive user experience that encourages people to use the trail; and maximizes access to and use by the broadest spectrum of people possible.


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.


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Diamond Pier Foundation System

Gig Harbor, Washington

Diamond Pier goes beyond the standard by providing innovative, low-impact foundation solutions that benefit the builder, the homeowner, and the community.


4810 Pt Fosdick Dr NW PMB 60, Gig Harbor, Washington 98335
Toll Free: (866) 255-9478 or Main: (708) 406-5005 • [email protected]

Rogue Trails

Rogers, Arkansas

Our team has 50+ years of experience. We design and build all varieties of single track mountain bike trails, bike parks, pump tracks, hiking trails, etc. Our staff has 3 environmental scientist synergistically meshing r...


525 N 2nd st, Rogers, Arkansas 72756
(479) 445-8212 • [email protected]

Tailored Trails/Steele & Associates

Cumming, Georgia

Tailored Trails/Steele & Associates Inc. is a full service trail and greenway construction firm based in the North Atlanta area.


7425 Dover Place, Cumming, Georgia 30040
(678) 614-8300 • [email protected]

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