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posted Apr 17, 2018

Trail Quotes

by Jim Schmid

A collection of trail quotes.


posted Mar 19, 2020

Trail Resources


posted Feb 19, 2018

Trail Science Research on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail has been the focus of the largest and most comprehensive recreation ecology trail science study ever conducted.


posted May 6, 2021

Trail Signage Guidelines

by City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services

The purpose of this document is to provide the required tools for trail planners, designers, and contractors to deploy a cohesive trail signage program throughout the City of San José’s Trail Network.


posted May 10, 2021

Trail Steward Members

We want to thank these vitally important members of American Trails. Their generous contributions enable us to work for trails and greenways for ALL Americans! Please visit our Trail Stewards' websites and learn more about their services and goals.


posted Aug 19, 2020

Trail Tales Educational Outreach & Interpretive Plan

Trail Tales is a community-focused educational outreach and shoreline interpretive program centered in the City of Anacortes in Skagit County Washington.


posted Aug 31, 2022

Trail Terms

by Jim Schmid

Trail, Greenway, and Outdoor Recreation Terms


posted Apr 13, 2018

Trail Tools: Brushing Tools

by Jim Schmid, Tools for Trails

Tools for Trails has updated our resource library with the latest in brushing tools. These are the most commonly used Brushing Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


posted Apr 13, 2018

Trail Tools: Bark Peeling Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Bark Peeling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


posted Apr 13, 2018

Trail Tools: Digging and Tamping Tools

by Tools for Trails

Tools for Trails provides this list of the most commonly used digging and tamping tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


posted Aug 8, 2022

Trail Tools: Grubbing Tools

by Tools for Trails

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.


posted Apr 13, 2018

Trail Tools: Miscellaneous Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Miscellaneous Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.