Pocket manual for trail maintainers. Not a construction manual.
Many trails built and maintained by the Trail Conference have existing bridges or locations where a bridge might be desired. This document includes some best practices about when a bridge is appropriate, the types and designs of bridges, and the maintenance of bridges. While decisions about bridges ultimately rest with the land manager, this document provides guidance for discussing bridges with land managers and making recommendations.
Approvals are needed whenever the Trail Conference agrees to maintain additional trails or to carry out trail work beyond normal maintenance. These approvals ensure that:
Approved by Policy Council June 26, 2019
The Mohasic Trailway, in Yorktown, has 3 bridges, two 16 footers and one 20 footer with a combined construction drawing signed by a licensed professional engineer. Others may be able to use this design.
About the Trail Management Guide
As a leader in the design, construction, maintenance, and preservation of trails for outdoor recreation, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is engaged in a wide range of projects and activities.
- Section 5.9 replaced with page 1 of the injury and insurance protocol doc. (I left step 5 as in the doc)
- Section 12.1 Forms for All/immediately updated to also reference the refusal of care and OPRHP forms
- Section 15 publication history
Bump version to 3.1
Update Section 5.2 to remove restriction on volunteers being members.
Trail Project Approvals process changed
Version 4.0 reflects the new organizational structure of 2020
Version 4.1 reflects addition of Long Path RTC, and adds a report flow diagram
5/29/2023 Version 4.2 many updates to org charts and policies/procedures, rename RPC to PC, add DEI,
As we review and update our trail database, we need to define what blaze information is to be stored in the database and how it should be stored. This document describes the fields related to blazing which are proposed to be included in the database and how each field is to be used.
These guidelines are intended to reduce the occurrence of bodily injury during all outdoor activities conducted by the Trail Conference. The outdoor activities addressed by these guidelines have been divided into four levels based upon the risks associated with the activity: