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posted Nov 8, 2022

Tools for Trails: Measuring and Surveying Tools

by Tools for Trails

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.


posted Apr 2, 2023

Top 10 Requests for Trails and Outdoor Recreation Master Plans

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft, Jon Altschuld with Chinook Landscape Architecture, LLC

Tony Boone and Jon Altschuld are both Board Members of the Professional TrailBuilders Association (PTBA), and both will be presenting at the 2023 American Trails/PTBA International Trails Summit. Their companies, Tony Boone Trails, and Chinook Landscape Architecture are Sierra-level sponsors for the conference.


posted Mar 14, 2018

Tourism Benefits Encourage Closing Trail Links in Florida

by Herb Hiller with East Coast Greenway Alliance

East Coast Greenway Alliance helps drive Florida and Georgia trail planning and development.


posted Aug 5, 2020

Town of Frederick Art Master Plan

by University of Colorado Denver, College of Architecture and Planning

This art master plans strive to identify the vision and future direction for public art in communities and to establish goals and action steps to implement the vision.


posted Jul 22, 2020

TRACS Trail Assessment & Condition Surveys User Guide 2011

by USDA Forest Service

TRACS is an organized approach for collecting and updating field data on trail conditions and the work needed to meet standard.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Traffic on the Trail

by Allison Jones with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D Texas A&M Extension

This presentation will focus on the key components of trail user count methodologies.


posted Apr 4, 2019

Trail Bridge Design and Construction

by California State Parks, Statewide Trails Section

A trail bridge is a structure along a trail that spans over a waterway, precipitous slope, or other unstable ground that cannot support trail construction. Typically, a trail bridge is longer than a single span puncheon or boardwalk. If the height from the deck of the bridge to the ground or watercourse channel below is 48 inches or more, railings are required for safety. In addition to horizontal railings, a mid-rail or diagonal mid-rail is also necessary for edge protection.


posted May 3, 2022

Trail Building in the Ozarks

by Ozark Trail Association

This manual was created to accompany the Crew Leader training program developed by the Ozark Trail Association (OTA). It serves as an aid to volunteer Crew Leaders working with other volunteers to build and maintain single-track natural surface trails in the Ozarks region of Missouri. This manual is designed to serve as a baseline for trail construction and maintenance and as an introduction to leading small groups of volunteers on natural surface trail construction and maintenance events.


posted Mar 3, 2018

Trail Conditions Inventory and Assessment in Northwest New Jersey

by New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

This project identifies trail maintenance needs to be addressed by NY-NJ Trail Conference volunteer trail crews.


posted Jan 24, 2018

Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook

by USDA Forest Service

An updated edition of the industry standard, "Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook," first released in 1996.


posted Jun 5, 2019

Trail Construction Cost Realities

by Margie Tatro with Reineke Construction

In this session learn about a simple, cost estimating tool and key factors associated with trail construction costs.


posted Dec 5, 2019

Trail Construction Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

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