Originally designed in 2002 to train new trail supervisors, the Trail Management Guide (TMG) has evolved to include all aspects of trail management for trails the Trail Conference maintains. Over the years, it has been continuously updated and revised. This edition further refines and defines practices developed since Trails Council started in 1986.

The TMG will eventually be on-line which has the extra benefits of ease of update and being able to be searched. It will still be available in paper, for those who wish a hard copy to thumb through. In addition to the TMG being online, many of the procedures will also be online and interactive. The entire trails database and volunteer records will be on the web.

Whether it is forms for trail maintenance reports, parental permission, or what official paint colors to use, use the TMG to find the answers.