Trail Planning and Construction
Starting any trails project may be daunting. Whether it be a trailhead facility, a short connector trail or a longer recreational trail, planning these types of projects may be made easy, even for the smallest community. Scroll through the information below to get answerers to your questions.
Trail Construction and Maintenance Handbook – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service
Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails – USDA Forest Service
Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads and Campgrounds – USDA Forest Service and Federal Highway Administration
Wetland Trail Design and Construction – USDA Forest Service
10 Most Common Trail-Builder Mistakes – International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA)
There are several considerations when deciding what type of surface to use for a trail in Nebraska. Here are a few of them:
Type of trail user:
Sample Trail Costs: Trail costs will differ across the state depending on the distance traveled to get the material to build a trail. Work with an engineer to determine reasonable costs. An engineer can determine what is needed with the topography of your trail location.