Pacific Crest Trail Association

Drainage Design & Drain Dips

Trail Core Competencies
Summary

PCTA Trail Skills College Curriculum

Overview

STUDENT SKILL OUTCOMES:

  • A basic understanding of hillside hydrology, drainage principles, and how trails should work.
  • How to identify the best location and construct new drain dips on existing eroded trails.
  • Developing “trail eyes” and an eagerness to hike on a rainy day to learn to “think like water.”

Trail Types Covered

    General. All trail types are relevant.


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