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posted May 23, 2018

Building Better Asphalt Trails

Design and construction guidelines for asphalt trails.


published Aug 1, 2008

The Art of Building Crushed Stone Trails

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft

Crushed stone trails provide a user-friendly, all-season surface for all types and ages of visitors, including strollers, wheelchairs, and road bikes.


posted May 3, 2018

FAQ: Is asphalt a good choice for a trail surface?

by American Trails Staff

Asphalt deteriorates over time and will require expensive maintenance to keep cracks and weeds and tree roots from making it unusable.


published Dec 31, 2015

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.


posted May 23, 2018

Asphalt mix developed for better durability with snowmobile use

A new asphalt mix was developed and tested to better withstand snowmobile traffic during the winter months, and to provide a more durable surface for summer trail use.


published May 1, 1995

Geosynthetics for Trails in Wet Areas: 2008 Edition

Guidelines for use of Geosynthetic materials in trail construction.


published Dec 10, 2003

What’s Under Foot? Multi-use Trail Surfacing Options

Key criteria in arriving at a recommended trail surface.


published Sep 1, 2001

Technical Aspects of Asphalt Trail Design

A Guideline for the Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavements for Colorado Trails and Path


published Nov 1, 1998

Horses in Ecological Reserves

by American Trails Staff

The perception of horse impacts in ecological reserves.


published Aug 1, 2008

Rio Grande Trail Corridor Study: Trail Surfacing Report

This report sorts through the various choices for the most "economical and sustainable" types of trail surfacing options along the proposed Rio Grande Trail corridor from Belen to Sunland Park, New Mexico.


Results from the Business Directory


Synthetic Surfaces, Inc.

Scotch Plains, New Jersey

For over 40 years, the world’s most trusted name in specialty adhesives for the sport, recreational and water-durable surfacing industries.


PO Box 241, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
(908) 233-6803 • [email protected]

Soils Solution

Washington, District of Columbia

An elegant, risk-free solution to the climate crisis can be found literally beneath our feet–in the soil. By harnessing the immense power of photosynthesis, we can convert atmospheric carbon, a problem, into soil carbon,...


660 Pennsylvania Ave SE #302, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
(202) 547-9359

Invisible Structures, Inc.

Denver, Colorado

For 35 years we have provided the finest in grass porous paving, gravel porous paving, underground stormwater storage, erosion control, drainage, and access mats.


1801 California Street Suite 2400, Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 233-8383

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