The Standard Trail Plans and Specifications reflect current Forest Service trail management efforts and the agency’s Trails Data Dictionary for constructed features and tasks.
Trail Plans Step by Step Guide
Sample Trail Package
COMBINED STD TRAIL PLANS
COMBINED STD TRAIL BRIDGE PLANS
The Forest Service’s National Technology and Development Program (T&D) developed them in conjunction with the agency’s National Trails Program, with funding and support from the Federal Highway Administration, Recreational Trails Program. These Standard Trail Plans and Specifications supersede the 1996 USDA Forest Service, Standard Drawings and Specifications for Construction and Maintenance of Trails.
The Standard Trail Plans and Specifications were developed to assist with trail design, construction, maintenance, inventory, condition assessment, and the assembly of trail construction plan packages. The Standard Trail Plans and Specifications include specifications, pay items, and plans.
The Standard Trail Plans are comprised of Standard Trail Drawings that show the location, type, dimensions, and details of trail work.
Published November 2014
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A recreation ecology literature review