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posted Jan 24, 2018

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.

categories: Trail Design
tags: horses and equestrian trails, wilderness, backcountry

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.

categories: Trail Design
tags: horses and equestrian trails, mountain biking

posted Mar 27, 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.

categories: Trail Design

posted Nov 19, 2018

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.

categories: Trail Design

posted Nov 5, 2018

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.

categories: Trail Design

posted Nov 5, 2018

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.

categories: Trail Design

posted Oct 8, 2018

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.

categories: Trail Design


posted Jan 19, 2018

Building Sustainable Trails: Key Design Elements

by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Designing sustainable contour trails that reduce maintenance needs while providing a good experience for visitors.

categories: Trail Design
tags: sustainable trails

Results from the Business Directory


White Mountain Trail Collective

To preserve the legacy of trail stewardship in the White Mountains Region by supporting and enhancing sustainable care of our trails.


PO Box 26, Ashland, New Hampshire 03217
[email protected]

Spectrum LLC

Spectrum,LLC specializes in the design and construction of purpose built mountain bike and hiking trails. We have expertise with wooden bridges, natural stonework and utilizing local volunteer labor.


7493 Edgewater Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
317-413-8343 • [email protected]

Urban Trail Co.


Missouri

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