Trail Design and Maintance

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Resources About Trail Design and Maintenance

The Ice Age Trail Alliance has published a rucksack load of informational booklets on trail building and maintenance, specific to the Ice Age Trail. You can find links to many of them here. These are PDF's, and clicking the link will download them for your own library. Toward the end are other references from the NPS, DNR, and USFS.

Trail Layout and Design 101

Introduction to Rigging for Trails

Trail Structures Notebook

Trail Stewardship Notebook

Trail Signage Notebook

Trail Signage 201

NPS Resources: Trail Development and Management Standards

Wisconsin DNR: Runoff Standards for Public Trails Near Waterways and Wetlands

US Forest Service: Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook