2783 Contau Lake Rd, Gooderham, ON K0M 1R0, Canada
Happy Trails plans trails according to the best modern standards of sustainability. These principles include:
Identifying boundaries, land managers, and users
Determining control points- places where the trail should and should not go.
Alignment with the contour of the land to minimize the intersection of flowing water and the trail line
Controlled grade suitable for the terrain and the intended user.
Integrated water control, utilizing sideslope on the trail bench and grade reversals to ensure all water exits the trail as soon as possible.
Durable tread created by “full bench” construction, where the entire width of the trail tread is based on original soil.
minimize costly structures such as bridges or foreign aggregates.
A successful trail network will have a Trail Management Objective (TMO) which is made up of:
Length of the trail
Trail Class – will this trail be highly developed or minimally developed
Level of difficulty for the intended use.
Managed Use – What uses will be allowed on this trail
Designed Use – What uses other uses may be
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