A good trail takes lots of planning and creativity. Trails should
have a purpose. For starters they should have a destination, link to
points of interest and be sustainable. Trails also need to be fun. Who
wants to hike or bike a boring trail?
By doing some extra work in the beginning of the planning process,
costly mistakes can be avoided later on. Sustainable routes should be
identified with GIS. Trail grade and soil type needs to be analyzed.
Environmental considerations should also be looked at. Some say building
trails is like creating artwork. In any case one needs to be passionate
about what you are doing. At Planet Zero Gravity, we love the outdoors
and are avid hikers and bikers. We know what makes a great trail.
Are you interested in building a new trail? Planet Zero Gravity can help
with every step including feasibility studies, community engagement,
GIS analysis of the proposed corridor, and when the time comes, flagging
a sustainable trail route that people will enjoy using. Having trails
in your area creates business opportunities, generates visitor income,
and access to recreation is often is a deciding factor for people when
moving to an area.
Need help identifying problem areas on your trails and how to best fix
them, we can help. Have a volunteer crew that needs training, we do that
too. Planet Zero Gravity can also assess a trail system after storm
damage to get a trail network online as quickly and safely as possible.