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Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook

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Table of Contents



Trail Planning

Trail Design

Natural Forces at Work

Surface Water Control

Trail Corridor

Trail Foundation


Trails in Wet Areas

Crossing Streams and Rivers

Additional Trail Elements


Reclaiming Trails


Selected References

Metric Conversions

Additional Information


The authors are grateful to the trails experts who reviewed and suggested updates for this revision of the notebook:

  • Ellen Eubanks
  • James Scott Groenier
  • International Mountain Bicycling Association
  • Jonathan Kempff
  • David Michael
  • Jaime Schmidt

Thanks to Ted Cote, Bert Lindler, Jerry Taylor Wolf, and Deb Mucci for their help in the layout and editing of this revision.

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Updated: 4/14/2014
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