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posted Aug 21, 2019

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.

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

posted Aug 14, 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?

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices, Multi-use Trails
tags: shared-use, conflict

posted Aug 1, 2019

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.

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

posted Jan 19, 2018

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.

categories: Design and Building, Trail Construction
tags: maintenance

posted Apr 3, 2018

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.

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

posted Aug 1, 2018

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.

categories: Design and Building, Bridges and Boardwalks
tags: structures, boardwalks

posted Mar 30, 2018

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.

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

posted Apr 2, 2018

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"

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

posted Feb 5, 2020

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.

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

posted Feb 5, 2020

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.

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

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Design Collaborative

Fort Wayne, Indiana

We're architects, engineers, and interior designers—an expert group of problem-solvers who value teamwork, guidance, and originality.


200 E Main Street Suite 600, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
(260) 422-4241

Morton Trails, LLC

Thetford Center, Vermont

Founded by two-time Olympian John Morton, Morton Trails provides expert guidance in the planning, design, and construction of sport and recreational trail systems for cross country skiing, walking, running, hiking, bikin...


543 Old Strong Rd, Thetford Center, Vermont 05075
(802) 785-4229 • [email protected]

Ironwood Outdoors, Inc.

Warrenton, Virginia

We are a full service trail construction company that also provides a variety of wood work and compact equipment services.


323 E. Shirley Ave, Warrenton, Virginia 20186
(540) 270-6414 • [email protected]

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