Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

During this intermediate trail training two-day session, participants will learn about the comprehensive management of natural surface trails. This course condenses the core Intermediate series into one course.

Presented by: Rockingham Community College

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April 28 - 29, 2021

Location: Wentworth, North Carolina

Contact Information

The online registration system can be challenging for first-time registrants. We recommend calling RCC Continuing Education at 336-342-4261 ext. 2107 to register directly, or if you experience any registration problems.



Topics covered in the new class will include trail assessment, trail facilities, signage, maintenance schedules, and wet weather trail closure, and other current issues. Classroom teaching and experiential learning will be combined to help students understand critical trail assessment. Participants will begin by discussing how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the “trail experience”, and they will conduct a desktop trail system review. Students will also learn how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. The session will cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects based on assessment results.

Participants will gain field experience assessing existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College trail system. Fieldwork will also include a site visit to a local trail system to evaluate sustainable trail management topics.

Note: Students should bring their own lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water. Participants must dress appropriately for hiking - long pants and closed-toe shoes (boots preferred) and be prepared to hike 3-6 miles over the course of two days. Instructor: Johnson/DbD Cost: $70

Certificates and CEUs will be awarded to all participants. You can register online under the RCC Continuing Education/Online Registration tabs on our website (search for the key words "trail" for that series of classes or "outdoor" for others). Once the course title comes up, be sure to click the box beside it in the "Select" column then click "Submit." Once online registration is completed, a registration confirmation should come up on the screen. If not, call us at 336-342-4261 ext. 2107 to confirm you are registered.

A couple of local hotels, Hampton Inn, Eden and Holiday Inn and Suites, Reidsville, are offering a special rate ($84 + tax) for TRAILS program students. You will need to call the hotel directly, and tell them you are with the Rockingham Community College TRAILS program. Please let me know if you have any trouble getting this rate. Cabins and tent camping are available at Camp GuilRock. For additional information, please contact the Camp Director ([email protected]) at 336-342-1951. Camping is also available at Lake Reidsville. Reservations can be made by calling 336-349-4738.




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