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published Apr 15, 2021

Criteria for Trail Placement, Control Points, and Layout

The following criteria are used in order to determine suitable locations for new trails and trail reroutes within the Kremmling Field Office, Colorado


published Dec 5, 2019

Trail Maintenance Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in maintenance of trails and greenways: maintenance of trails; repair of various trail elements; maintenance of trailheads and related facilities.


published Sep 25, 2019

Horsepower: Where it all Started

by Guy Zoellner with USDA Forest Service

Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.


published Aug 28, 2019

Why You Might Consider Conservation Corps on Your Next Trail Project

by Hannah Traverse with The Corps Network

Why trail managers often engage Conservation Corps on maintenance projects, and why you might see more Corps on our trails.


published Jan 1, 2016

State of Victoria’s Guidelines for trail planning, design and management

The State of Victoria’s Guidelines for Trail Planning, Design and Management aims at “development of exceptional trail experiences. A useful feature is a trail planning and design checklist. The book also covers management models, marketing and brand- ing, community and stakeholder engagement, and monitoring and review.


published Sep 5, 2018

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) Stepping Up Stewardship

VOC announces their Stepping Up Stewardship Toolkit: a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive set of resources specifically designed to help other groups and organizations start or expand their volunteer programs.


published Jun 17, 2010

FAQ: Inquiry on hiking trails - what it takes to create a trail and everything else about a trail!

by American Trails Staff

Q&A on hiking trail building, design and maintenance.


published Mar 9, 2009

Braille trail building and renovation

by American Trails Staff

Braille trails and sensory gardens offer sustainable and accessible ways to safely experience the outdoors and provide opportunities to interact with nature.


published Oct 7, 2011

FAQ: Vegetation under boardwalks

by American Trails Staff

Avoiding plant growth


published Dec 31, 2015

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.


Related Pages and Dedicated Sections


posted Feb 19, 2020

Threats to Trails


Results from the Business Directory


Michael D Shields Consulting

Palmer, Alaska

Technical consulting and training in trail design, layout, construction, maintenance, and the related fields of terrain dynamics, rock and soil mechanics, bridge design, backcountry rigging, trail contracting, controlled...


PO Box 4787, Palmer, Alaska 99645
(907) 746-2515 • [email protected]

Varicore Technologies, Inc.

Prinsburg, Minnesota

Varicore Technologies, Inc. is the manufacturer of Multi-Flow Drainage Systems.


15 6th Street, Prinsburg, Minnesota 56281
(800) 978-8007 • [email protected]

Trail Design Specialists - GA

Danielsville, Georgia

We specialize in Education, Consulting, Construction, and Maintenance for natural surface trail in all soil types and uses.


800 Homestead Road, Danielsville, Georgia 30633
(678) 410-8021 • [email protected]

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