This presentation will reveal the process of planning, designing and constructing trails within four different landscape settings identifying challenges and solutions.
This presentation will reveal the process of planning, designing and constructing trails within four different landscape settings identifying challenges and solutions. Four case studies will be discussed; an urbanized trail corridor adjacent to a historic downtown; a regional trail along an industrialized and neglected creek corridor; a regional trail along a pristine mountain river; retrofitting an urban trail within a constrained major drainageway corridor. Each case study will: Demonstrate innovative trail planning when working with public agencies and the community. Explore difficult sites, the construction solutions and techniques to make successful trails. Implement good and sustainable practices in trail design.
The Fort River Birding and Nature Trail is a universally accessible trail. It was presented with the 2014 Paul Winske Access Award by the Stavros Center for Independent Living.
Before trail builders start digging, they first have to lay the trail, flag the line, and more to ensure a grade that not only matches the terrain but also is well throughout to prevent erosion.
GEOWEB® panels are used to reconstruct Kittery Point's walking trail and maintenance road.
Let’s talk about grubbing and raking tools! You might have heard the term grubbing before, but if you’re new to trail building, it may be unfamiliar. Grubbing is when you are removing earth and topsoil. Basically digging into the first while removing vegetation in the process. Trail builders may also call this process hogging.