Portland Parks and Recreation
Trails are an integral part of our park and recreation system. They are used by people of all ages and abilities to exercise, relax, socialize, view wildlife, and travel to destinations such as school and work.
Published May 01, 2009
The best answer that you will get for how wide a trail should be is “It depends.”
Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails
Trailshaping is a system of understanding in which simple, everyday forces shape (generate) the big picture, details, and nuances of all trails and all trail types, as well as context-specific trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management.
One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.