Trail Plans

Trail Plans Skill Definition:

Transfer field-delineated trail design (location, alignment, structures), along with construction process, materials, notes, special conditions into a document that will guide the trail development process.


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Resources for Trail Plans

Sustainable Trail Bridge Design
Sustainable Trail Bridge Design

Designing trail bridges based on trail-specific Trail Management Objectives (TMOs) is essential for providing the desired trail experience, for ensuring user safety, and for maximizing bridge longevity.

North Country Trail Handbook
North Country Trail Handbook

The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) extends for thousands of miles across seven states. Its layout, design, construction, and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups.

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Upcoming Trainings for Trail Plans

Hand Built Trails - Intermediate
McDowell Tech Community College
McDowell Tech Community College
Hand Built Trails - Intermediate

February 21 - 23, 2024

Marion, North Carolina

MTB Optimized Trails - Jump Line - Advanced
McDowell Tech Community College
McDowell Tech Community College
MTB Optimized Trails - Jump Line - Advanced

March 13 - 15, 2024

Old Fort, North Carolina

Trail Skills Institute Module 4: Trail Design and Layout
Arizona Trail Association
Arizona Trail Association
Trail Skills Institute Module 4: Trail Design and Layout

April 06 - 07, 2024

Tucson, Arizona

Custom Trainings

There are 48 trainers on TrailSkills
with Trail Plans experience.

Galeo

Galeo Saintz

Contractor Trainer Nonprofit

Plettenberg Bay

Galeo Saintz is the co-founder of South Africa’s two longest trail initiatives. For 10 years he…

Allie

Allie Maloney

Contractor Trainer Nonprofit

Whitefish, MT

Allie Maloney is the Coordinator for the Flathead Trails Association. Her experience includes trail…

Walt

Walt Daniels

New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Trainer Nonprofit

Mohegan Lake, NY

Scott

Scott Johnson

USDA Forest Service

Trainer Agency

Forest Grove, OR

Trail builder with the Forest Service for over 15 years. Have worked on a mobile trail crew for all…

Jim

Jim Bedwell

Contractor Trainer

Golden, CO

Thirty-eight years of experience in the US Forest Service in landscape architecture, recreation…

Larry

Larry Knutson

Penn Trails LLC

Contractor Trainer

Newville, PA

Larry Knutson, is founder and President of Penn Trails LLC. A cloud based company for 16 years, we…

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Hire Workers

There are 160 profiles on TrailSkills
with Trail Plans experience.

Rosemary

Rosemary Trahan

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Agency

Saratoga Springs, NY

The Regional Trails Team assists New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic…

Brooke

Brooke Scatchard

Sinuosity

Contractor Trainer

Morristown, VT

Brooke’s many years of experience in planning, building, and riding mountain bike trails provide a…

Luke

Luke Campbell

Nonprofit

Salt Spring Island

Treasurer of Island Pathways working hard to expand active transportation across out island and…

Russell

Russell Clark

National Park Service

Agency

Mammoth Cave, KY

Landscape Architect for the National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program…

Samantha

Samantha Bragg

CorpsTHAT, Inc.

Nonprofit

Baltimore, MD

pascal

pascal lachance

Nonprofit

Saint-Donat-De-Montcalm

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Trail Skills Collaborators
Federal Highway Administration USDA Forest Service National Park Service Bureau of Land Management
American Trails Professional TrailBuilders Association Partnership for the National Trails System Northern Vermont University Northwest Arkansas Community College Eppley Institute Corps Network