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posted Oct 10, 2019

Choosing the Right Tools for Trail Work

by Jim Schmid

A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.

categories: Design and Building, Tools & Tool Use
tags: tools for trail building, safety

published Feb 1, 2014

National Trail Surfaces Study

by US Access Board, National Center on Accessibility

In 2007 the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Access Board and National Park Service to investigate natural firm and stable surface alternatives when creating accessible pedestrian trails, including crushed stones, packed soil, and other natural material.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails, Best Practices
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 13, 2019

USFS Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails

by USDA Forest Service

This guidebook was written to help designers and man- agers apply FSORAG and FSTAG to their work and to pro- vide guidance for integrating accessibility into outdoor recreation site and trail projects.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 13, 2019

Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines (FSTAG)

by USDA Forest Service

The FSTAG and the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines (FSORAG) are the legally enforceable standards for use in outdoor recreation areas on the National Forest System for the facilities, routes, and features addressed in these guidelines.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Jul 23, 2018

San Jose Trail Network Toolkit Planning & Design

by City of San Jose

categories: Design and Building, Trail Design
tags: urban trails, shared-use, design

posted Jul 11, 2018

FAQ: What are the guidelines for constructing an ADA compliant remote access trail path in National Forests?

by 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.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: faq, parks, federal, accessibility and accessible trails

posted May 30, 2018

Construction and Maintenance Costs for Trails

Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.

categories: Design and Building, Trail Construction
tags: sustainable trails, safety, cost

posted May 23, 2018

Four Simple Tasks to Do Prior to Trail Design

Asking the right questions is a vital first step in effective planning of a trail project.

categories: Design and Building
tags: sustainable trails

posted May 23, 2018

Building Better Asphalt Trails

Design and construction guidelines for asphalt trails.

categories: Design and Building, Surfacing
tags: surfaces

posted May 23, 2018

Criteria for Trail Placement, Control Points, and Layout

The following criteria are used in order to determine suitable locations for new trails and trail reroutes within the Kremmling Field Office, Colorado

categories: Design and Building
tags: management and operation, restoration, maintenance

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Varicore Technologies

Varicore Technologies is the manufacturer of Multi-Flow Drainage Systems.



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Quality Asphalt Services

We are a small company that specializes in narrow trail systems. In the last 13 years we have completed multiple projects throughout the US.


Springville, Utah
801-420-4718 • [email protected]

Progressive Trail Design

Progressive Trail Design, LLC is a trail building company that designs, installs, and maintains sustainable multi-use trail systems.


Bentonville, Arkansas
720-201-6490 • [email protected]

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