The purpose of this publication is to provide an introduction to trail design for those who intend to develop trails for nature walking, hiking, horseback riding or ATVs on less than 40 acres. Some technical aspects are presented for those planning to expend resources for constructing trails such as around schoolyards or community facilities or as part of a wildlife enterprise.
A Conservation Guidebook For Communities Along The Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The best answer that you will get for how wide a trail should be is “It depends.”
Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails
Specific skills used in management of natural resources that host trails and greenways: monitoring impacts of visitors and natural processes; acquisition and protection of trail corridors; conservation and restoration of habitat and natural areas.