What It Takes To Build A New Trail

What It Takes To Build New Trails
New trails take the most effort; from the legislation policy at City Hall to uprooting old stumps on the mountain, there is work required at every stage. Here is a quick breakdown of what it takes to create a brand new trail. 
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1. Legislation and Policy - includes understanding zoning laws, meeting with local government, land managers and indigenous groups, feasibility studies, identify and build relationships with project partners, create community engagement, fund raise, etc.
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2. Trail Planning - includes vegetation removal, mapping out trail location, decision on trail type (single track, shared), trail design (flow, teck, jump, mix), trail grades/materials, water control/drainage, watercourse crossings, etc.
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3. Trail Building - berms, features (bridges, drops, step-ups, gaps), rock gardens, adding + spreading special material, creating flow, signs, and all around making it fun! 
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