Northern Vermont University

Sustainable Trail Building Certificate — Hybrid, part-time, one-year certificate program

Trail Construction

A one- year, part-time course of study that fits into your busy schedule. Gain the education and skills needed to learn safe, effective, and ecologically- focused trail design and construction techniques.

Aimed at emerging trail-building and recreation professionals, career-changers looking to work in the outdoors, and mountain bike and other non-motorized trail enthusiasts looking to construct their own trails. Hybrid format of online and on- trail learning.

Taught by renowned trail- building professionals, seasoned post-secondary instructors, and experts in their field for efficient and student-centered instruction.

Duration: One year When: Starting September 10, 2023

Price: $3650 Some scholarships available Anticipated time commitment: 5-7 hours per week

Where: Online and on- trail at Northwoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston, Vermont


This is a hybrid training with both online and intensive in- person education

Trail Core Competencies

Relevant Trail Types

    General. All trail types are relevant.

Upcoming Event

Training Dates

Starts September 10, 2023
Ends August 31


Contact Details

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