The Teaching Resources And Individual Leadership (T.R.A.I.L.) Boss Manual is a product of a national initiative (now known as Conservation USA) to develop volunteer leaders to supervise other volunteers in various conservation projects on public and private lands. Chapter 14, Trail Maintenance and Construction, describes how to care for trails in urban, rural, and back-country areas.
Trail Tracks, the Trails Information Newsletter published by American Trails
The Professional Trailbuilders Association web site has a publications page that gives reviews of trail planning, design, and construction books, as well as sources to buy or request them. Many publications are available through the Publications - Recreational Trails Program – Federal Highway Administration. Lightly on the Land is one of the most widely used trail construction guides and is often available through District libraries/technical resource centers
Bryson, B. F. (2005), A Review of Carrying Capacity and a Field Study of Park Managers’ Techniques to Minimize the Impacts of Recreation Use and Overuse on Soils Resources - This paper contains information on trails management by various agencies and many photos of trails construction and maintenance techniques. See page 3 for the Table of Contents, and page 4 for a List of Figures with links to photos within the document.
National Park Service (NPS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2017), "Improving Public Health through Public Parks and Trails: Eight Common Measures".
- Talking Points
Park, Trails, and Health Workbook