Resources for building trails and greenways: design guidelines, construction techniques, materials, trail paving and surfacing, and trailhead signs and facilities.


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posted May 23, 2018

Best Management Practices for Erosion Control During Trail Maintenance and Construction

Trail construction and maintenance may involve impacts to wetlands and other natural resources: an understanding of these impacts and methods to minimize them.

  • tags: maintenance
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 23, 2018

Okanogan Trail Construction tackles difficult Ajax section of Arizona Trail

Completing the Arizona Trail required careful planning and technical construction of the Ajax Section through a rocky canyon.

  • tags: conservation corps
categories: Design, Building and Maintenance

posted Jan 1, 2003

Maintenance Costs for the Schuylkill Trail

The tables show estimates of time needed to maintain the Montgomery County, PA, trail.

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost, revenue, marketing
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Burke-Gilman Trail Vegetation Management Guidelines

Approaches to vegetation management and restoration, including native character, views, tree planting, invasive species, soil erosion control, and hazard tree management.

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Sustainable Trails: More Than Maintenance

by Karen Umphress with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

So what makes a trail wholly sustainable? According to Tom Crimmins there are four keys aspects: Resource Sustainability, Economic Sustainability, Experience Sustainability, and Political Sustainability

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Construction and Maintenance Costs for Trails

Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Maintenance Management Systems for Trails

Trails work on federal lands is planned through a maintenance management system.

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Natural Resource Impacts of Mountain Biking

A summary of scientific studies that compare mountain biking to other forms of trail travel.

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Studies Weigh Mountain-Biking, Hiking Impacts

New research suggests that mountain suggests that mountain bikes and boots leave equal wear and tear on trails. How bikers ride and where hikers step may make more of a difference.

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Mountain Bicycling in Wisconsin Surveyed and Analyzed

Survey of mountain biking users from the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) trail system located in northwestern Wisconsin.

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost
categories: Building and Maintenance