Browse Common Topics
Section 508 Navigation
Search our Website

Training & Education

Hosted by


arrow See the complete list of current Featured Training Providers.

arrow See currently scheduled training opportunities on the National Trails Training Partnership Calendar

arrow Send us your information and be listed a training provider




PENN TRAILS L.L.C., a member of the national Professional Trail Builders Association, provides trails assessment, planning, design, construction, and remediation services to public and private land agencies and owners, with our focus on sustainable, accessible, all weather trails. Penn Trails also provides a wide range of trails related recreation and education programs, including guided backpacking, hiking, and biking trips.

Training, courses, and workshops offered

Penn Trails is a National Account Instructor for the American Red Cross and we offer Wilderness & Remote First Aid training/certification 16hrs 2-yr cert.), as well as other ARC trainings & certification classes.

Penn Trails also developed and facilitated the Backcountry Leadership & Decision Making curriculum for the PA Bureau of State Parks, Environmental Education Staff training.

Penn Trails provides Trail Crew Leader Training & Trail Crew training programs (2 to 5 day curriculum options), Job Hazard Analysis & Risk Management training.

Penn Trails developed and created the curriculum, as well as, facilitates the training for the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps’ Trail Crew Leader and Trail Crew Trails Training Programs.. The course includes:

1. Your Trail’s Management Overview a. The Land Manager & Agency b. The Trail c. Planning, Preparation and Reporting

2. Crew Leadership and Decision Making a. Motivating, Training & Educating Volunteers b. Risk Assessment c. Administrative Tasks

3. Sustainable Trails Design a. Standards & Practices i. USDA/FHA/USFS ii. IMBA

4.Sustainable Trails Construction & Rehabilitation

5. Learning Your Trail(s) Characteristics a. Geology b. c. d. Hydrology Flora & Fauna Desirable and Non-Desirable Species I.D. i. Physical Removal Techniques – (hands-on) ii. Herbicide Treatment – (demo only)

6. Trails Maintenance


Program Contact: Larry Knutson, President
9 Dogwood Drive City, State, Zip: Newville, PA 17241
Phone: 717 486 4455 E-mail:
Website address: and


The National Trails Training Partnership

American Trails, P.O. Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797 • (530) 605-4395 • Fax: (530) 547-2035 •

The National Trails Training Partnership is an alliance of Federal agencies, training providers, nationwide supporters, and providers of products and services. Visit the online calendar of training opportunities, access hundreds of trail-related resources, read the news, learn how you can help, and see training resources in your state.

This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under Cooperative Agreement DTFH61-06-H-00023. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Highway Administration.



Join American Trails

Facebook Twitter

Stay up to date on legislative issues for trails, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


business directory

PDF  Some of our documents are in PDF format and require free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
  Download Acrobat Reader


section 508 logo American Trails and NTTP support accessibility with Section 508: read more.