Eyes of a Trail Builder - Hike

Join us on a guided hike to learn about the art and science of trailbuilding!

Even beginners can learn to see trails through the "eyes of a trailbuilder" in this guided hike.  As we walk, we'll discuss how to recognize erosion, spot wet areas (even in dry weather), look at trail grade with a critical eye, identify potential re-routes, weigh the pros and cons of trail structures, and much more.  We'll also brainstorm solutions to the problems we encounter using modern trailbuilding best practices.


Whether you're a casual hiker looking to learn about what goes into the art and science of trailbuilding, or a volunteer looking to learn new skills to put to use, we look forward to sharing the "eyes of a trailbuilder" with you!  And don't forget to sign up for the upcoming Eyes of a Trailbuilder - Project, which will give you the opportunity to return to the site of your hike and work alongside experienced trailbuilders to fix one of the problems identified.




April 14th, 2019 10:00 AM through  2:00 PM
Trailside Nature and Science Center
452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092
United States
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Coordinator Peter Dolan
For more information, contact... Peter at [email protected]