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Fundamentals of Trail Design and Layout

Date & Time: May 5-6, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $325
Location: Hills and Dales MetroPark

This workshop presents basic trail design and layout for natural surface trails, including terrain dynamics, sustainable trail design elements, direction-reversing turns, location of structures, and use of information and measurement tools. We will field test these concepts and tools, then turn to look at the social and aesthetic values that bring great trails to life. Each student will lay out a trail line as part of the class.

What to bring:
Required - Clinometer, GPS, (phone versions of clinometer and GPS are acceptable), outdoor clothing for an afternoon in the woods.

We will spend a large amount of this workshop outside, so please bring appropriate field gear for the weather. Expect rain and be pleasantly surprised if it stays dry. We will provide first aid kits and any additional tools and equipment necessary for the workshop. Let us know if you are unable to bring any of the above items, please contact us.

Instructor(s): Jon Underwood, Happy Trails Inc.

For more information on the Professional Trailbuilders Association, visit www.trailbuilders.org





American Trails

P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395

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