published Feb 1, 2015
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.
published Sep 1, 2007
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.
published Sep 1, 2006
The Consolidated Open Space Plan (COSP) guides the work of Wake County's Open Space Program. The Plan presents policy recommendations, program guidelines and suggested methods that should be used by the County and its partners to conserve remaining open space.
published Mar 31, 2007
American Trails Staff
The goal of trail building is to create a long-term relationship between humans and nature.
published Feb 3, 2020
American Trails Staff
The best answer that you will get for how wide a trail should be is “It depends.”
posted Dec 5, 2019
Elvin Clapp with Bureau of Land Management
Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails
posted Nov 15, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trailshaping is a system of understanding in which simple, everyday forces shape (generate) the big picture, details, and nuances of all trails and all trail types, as well as context-specific trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management.
posted Nov 14, 2019
One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.
posted Jul 8, 2019
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.