13: Recreational Trail Design – Content

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Chapter 13: Recreational Trail DesignChapter Sections

  • Select the Corridor
    – Use Photos and Maps
    – Scout the Trail Corridor
    – Additional Points to Consider
  • Install Structures
    – Crossing Flat Land
    – Crossing a Hillside
    – Divert Water Flowing Down the Tread
    – Climbing and Descending Steep Slopes and Cliffs
    – Crossing Wet Soil, Crossing Waterways and Gullies
    – Abutments
    – Girders and Trusses
    – Suspension Cables
    – Trails that Cross or Utilize Roads
    – Crossing Fences and Gates
  • Sign the Trail
    – Trailhead Sign
    – Confidence Markers
    – Directional Signs
    – Warning Signs

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