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published Jan 2004

11 Key Trail Tools for Grubbing and Raking

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used grubbing and raking tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Aug 2019

6 Solutions for Managing Multi-Use Trails and Conflict

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Let’s face it. Motorized, equestrian, biking, and hiking users do not always get along. When conflicts inevitably arise, what do we do, and how can we avoid it in the first place?


published Jan 2004

8 Most Used Trail Tools for Lifting and Hauling

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Lifting and Hauling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Aug 1996

A Handbook for Trail Design, Construction, and Maintenance

by North Country National Scenic Trail

The purpose of this handbook is to lay the foundation upon which the North Country NST will achieve a degree of consistency from one segment to another.


published Oct 2017

A Model for Accessibility: Learning on Crotched Mountain Trails

by Peter Jensen with Peter S. Jensen & Associates

A sustainable trails that complies with the trail accessibility guidelines without changing the setting or outdoor experience.


published Jun 2007

A Tale of a Trail: Boardwalks for Woodinville

Developing a trails plan for Rotary Community Park/Little Bear Creek that includes boardwalks through environmentally sensitive area.


published Sep 2013

Access Board issues ABA Final Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, including accessible trails, on federal lands

by American Trails Staff

On September 26, 2013 the U.S. Access Board issued new accessibility guidelines for outdoor areas on federal lands. The guidelines provide detailed specifications for accessible trails, picnic, and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes, and other components of outdoor developed areas when newly built or altered.


published Feb 2012

Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way

Public comment period closed February 2, 2012 on the new "Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way"


published Jun 2015

Accessibility in the National Park Service

by National Park Service

While notable advancements have been made, much is needed to break down the barriers and embrace greater inclusivity. Parks, programs, and leaders across the service need more education, guidance, support, and resources to create more welcoming experiences for a broad spectrum of audiences.


published Sep 2015

Accessible Trail Opens Michigan’s Ocqueoc Falls to All

by Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division

Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway leads visitors to the only publicly owned waterfall in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.


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MateFlex

Utica, New York

Matéflex is the premier manufacturer of basketball court flooring, volleyball court surfaces, tennis court resurfacing options, and other courts for sports.


2007 Beechgrove Place, Utica, New York 13501
Toll Free: (844) 244-8464 | Main: (315) 733-1412 • [email protected]

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Richmond, Vermont

VYCC crews provide youth and young adults with dynamic paid work experience in the outdoors. These powerful experiences in farming and conservation work connect young people to a range of possibilities for their future.


1949 E Main St (West Monitor Barn), Richmond, Vermont 05477
Toll Free: (800) 639-8922 | Main: (802) 434-3969 Ext. 200 • [email protected]

Quality Asphalt Services

Springville, Utah

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


1451 S 1700 W #1, Springville, Utah 84663
(801) 420-4718 • [email protected]

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