Less is More
Learn the step-by-step process for a full mechanical road-to-trail conversion from planning and outreach to design, construction, and working with volunteers.
Presenters: Suzanne Wilson, Trails Coordinator; Sean Dougan, Senior Planner; Jim Townsend, Trails Development Manager; Julie Bondurant, Senior Park Planner; East Bay Regional Park District, California
Many trail-user groups want more narrow, natural surface, multi-use trails. Road-to-trail conversions are one of many tools land managers and trail designers can use to meet this objective, simultaneously with watershed restoration, habitat enhancement, and mitigation of environmental impacts.
Walkway Over the Hudson opening celebration spanned the weekend of October 2-4, 2009. The noted historic structure also adds to the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the valley.
American Trails contributor Lora Goerlich celebrates Trail Warriors-- park rangers, naturalists, maintenance workers, and staff-- who understand and care about real and sustainable trail access.
The Chief Joseph Ski Trail System in southwest Montana provides for easy and safe use by a variety of winter visitors.
A key connection between urban Des Moines and the surrounding rural landscape, this 16.5-mile scenic rail-trail offers trail users the opportunity to journey through Iowa history.