Eyes of a Trail Builder - Hike

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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.




June 15th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to  2:00 PM
Trail Conference Headquarters
600 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ
United States
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Coordinator Peter Dolan
For more information, contact... Peter at [email protected]