We construct highly naturalistic trails using appropriate power equipment. Our work is often indistinguishable from hand-tool construction. Hawes Loop Trail (24 inch tread construction), City of Mesa, AZ.
In trail design and construction, we attempt to enhance the visitor’s trail experience by focusing attention on natural resources. Arastradero Preserve, City of Palo Alto, CA.
A talus slope crossing, Mirror Lake Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest, OR.
In open country, trails feel best when they follow the contours of the land. Sunrise Trail, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, City of Scottsdale, AZ.
If built appropriately, trails on very steep slopes can seem naturalistic and leave little evidence of their construction. Trail reconstruction at Foothills Nature Preserve, City of Palo Alto, CA.
This pleasant streamside trail seems as if it has always been there. Trail reconstruction at Foothills Nature Preserve, City of Palo Alto, CA.
Climbing turns and switchbacks, as well as other trail structures, are built as needed. This climbing turn has small dips built into the grade to drain water fron the trail above and below the turn. Arastradero Preserve, City of Palo Alto, CA, two years after construction.