Resource Library:

FAQs

posted Dec 10, 2019

FAQ: Is There a Universal Difficulty Rating System for OHV Trails?

by American Trails Staff

Generally there are no difficulty ratings for OHV trails.

tags: faq, off-highway vehicles (ohv), safety

posted Dec 5, 2019

Trail Maintenance Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in maintenance of trails and greenways: maintenance of trails; repair of various trail elements; maintenance of trailheads and related facilities.

tags: training, skills, maintenance, restoration, trail overcrowding and impact




posted Sep 17, 2018

FAQ: Determining trail capacity or level of service

by American Trails Staff

How many users can a paved trail support before it becomes too crowded or over used?

tags: faq, shared use, urban trails, editorial

posted Jul 24, 2018

FAQ: Vegetation under boardwalks

by American Trails Staff

Avoiding plant growth

tags: faq, maintenance, bridges

posted Jul 23, 2018

FAQ: Should golf carts be allowed on paved trails in a small community?

by American Trails Staff

Ultimately, this can be an accessibility issue if you want to deal with that.

tags: faq, editorial, mobility devices, e-bikes (electric bicycles)

posted Jul 23, 2018

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.

tags: faq, maintenance, bridges, preservation, surfaces

posted Jul 17, 2018

FAQ: Trash on trails

by American Trails Staff

Solutions to trash on trails

tags: faq, volunteers, leave no trace

posted Jul 17, 2018

FAQ: How to measure the strength and growth of a trail network

by American Trails Staff

Measuring the benefits and economic development of trails.

tags: faq, economic, travel & tourism, counting trail users