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published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Survey, Layout, and Measuring Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.



published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Sawing and Chopping Tools

by Tools for Trails

These are the most commonly used sawing and chopping tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.



published Jan 2004

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.


published Jan 2004

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.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Safety Equipment

by Tools for Trails

The following trail work safety tips should be covered with volunteers and crewmembers before the start of any trail work.


published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Pounding and Hammering Tools

by Jim Schmid

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


published Jan 1999

Trail Maintenance Guidelines

by Santa Clara County Parks

This Trail Maintenance Manual was developed as a field guideline and procedure manual for Park staff responsible for the maintenance, construction, and operation of the Santa Clara County Parks trails’ system.


published Oct 1998

Off-Highway Vehicle Trail and Road Grading Equipment

by USDA Forest Service, Federal Highway Administration

The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) was asked to find a good way to maintain a 40-mile (64-k) motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) trail on the Francis Marion National Forest in coastal South Carolina. Heavy use leaves a washboard surface that progresses to mounds and gullies several feet across. These are called "whoop-de-doos," and trail users find them both unpleasant and unsafe.


published Apr 1998

Mountain Bike Accessories for Trail Work

by USDA Forest Service

This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.


published Aug 1996

Stock-Drawn Equipment for Trail Work

by USDA Forest Service

Locating replacement parts for the stock-drawn hillside plows of yesteryear.