Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance

Trail Design and Layout from North Country Trail on Vimeo.

Trail Adopter Basics from North Country Trail on Vimeo.

Manuals and guides

File Download Link
NCT design, construction and maintenance manual
Adopter handbook – also see video above resources_docs/Adopterhandbook.pdf
Blazing for beginners resources_docs/BlazingForBeginners.pdf
Urban Blazing resources_docs/UrbanSignSystem.pdf
Certification guidelines MS 3 CERTIFICATION rev Mar 29 2016 5/25/2017
NPS Tool and Supply order form Download Order Form 11/02/2016
USFS Trail and Structure Specifications  5/28/2014
USFS Wetland Trail Design and Construction Specifications Wetland Trail Design and Construction  06/08/2016
USFS Trail Bridge Catalog  5/28/2014
USFS Various Trail Publications US Forest Service Trail Publications  5/28/2014
Managing Multiple Use Trail Conflict Federal Highways Administration Report   5/28/2014
Citizen’s Guide to NEPA Citizen’s Guide to NEPA   10/28/2014
Contributing to planning on the NCT Read NCTA’s Insight blog on the subject   10/28/2014


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NPS Safety Handbook FINAL_Final_NCT_Safety_Handbook  10/28/2014
NPS Tailgate Safety Series  10/28/2014
NPS Job Hazard Analysis  11/7/2014
Backcountry Medicine Backcountry Medicine Handout – 2013  11/7/2014
Sample Tailgate Talk – video Watch it on Vimeo  11/26/2014
NPS Trail Safe Series Trail Safe Series  05/10/2016

GPS/GIS Resources

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NCTA’s online maps and data downloads 10/28/2014
Map request form Map Request Form 10/28/2014
Garmin GPS Procedures Garmin_GPS_Procedures_9_11_2014.pdf (736 KB) 9/11/2014
Garmin GPS Procedures (Word Doc) Garmin_GPS_Procedures_9_11_2014.docx (434 KB) 9/11/2014
Trail Segments Data Collection Log Sheet Trail_Segments_Data_Collection_Log_Sheet.pdf (108 KB) 4/2/2015
Trail Points Data Collection Log Sheet Trail_Points_Data_Collection_Log_Sheet.pdf (89 KB) 4/2/2015
Field Data Logs (MS Excel version) Field_Data_Logs.xlsx (17.8 KB) 4/2/2015


Additional Resources

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Americorp crew information AmeriCorps NCCC Request for Proposals 2015pdf 11/7/2014
National Trails Training Partnership
Professional Trailbuilders Association
Trail Manager’s Toolbox – CA State Parks
Ice Age Trail Mobile Skills Crew
FLTC Alley Cat Crews
BTA Work Parties