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posted Apr 13, 2018

Trail Tools: Sources for Tools & Supplies

by Jim Schmid

Most tools needed for trail work can be purchased from local hardware stores or suppliers of forestry gear or borrowed from equipment caches of land-management agencies. Specialty tools can be found from one of the following suppliers.


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 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: 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.


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: 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.


posted Apr 13, 2018

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.


posted Apr 11, 2018

Tannehill Tramway National Recreation Trail, McCalla, Alabama

This crushed stone walking trail follows a section of an old mule-drawn tramline from the historic Tannehill Ironworks and nearby brown iron ore beds inside Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park near McCalla, in central Alabama.


posted Apr 11, 2018

Village Pointe Preserve Park Trail System, Daphne, Alabama

Crushed stone, natural surface, and boardwalk trail located in a park on the Eastern Shore Trail. The trails lead to Mobile Bay and a fishing pier with a view of the City of Mobile across the bay.


posted Apr 11, 2018

Veterans Park National Recreation Trail, Hoover, Alabama

The 4.8-mile trail features a running/walking cross-country course and boardwalk winding through an open field, wetland, and woodlands in the City of Hoover’s newest and largest park.


posted Apr 11, 2018

American Trails Hikes the Hill

by American Trails Staff

American Trails participated in the largest ever Hike the Hill ®, which brought 123 hikers and trail organization representatives to Washington, D.C. to advocate before Congress and the federal government for trails and public lands.


posted Apr 11, 2018

New York to build the Empire State Trail, the largest state multi-use trail in the nation

The 750-mile trail will provide new opportunities for hiking and biking along scenic vistas and through charming, historic communities, driving tourism and economic activity across New York.