Bridge and trail. Foothills Nature Preserve, City of Palo Alto, CA.
"How much does trail work cost?" is our most common question. We can often provide a rough estimate based on an informal phone discussion about your project or from info you provide in our Rough Cost Estimate Request Form below.
To develop a firm and accurate project cost, however, depends on so many factors (see below) that we almost always need to see the site and discuss the project with you in detail. We also respond to Contract Solicitations (requests for bids) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), both of which usually require a site visit and an initial face-to-face meeting.
We work with all government agencies (federal, state, and local), private landowners, developers, land trusts, and non-profits. We invite you to contact us to informally discuss your project, request a proposal, or solicit a bid. Even if you're just "thinking about it" or don't have a complete plan, we're pleased to speak with you and assist in any way we can.
Factors affecting construction cost include, but are not limited to:
Trail design requires learning about the site and finding the most workable relationship between the site, the client, the budget, and what trail visitors expect. Detailed design also includes designing for construction and envisioning the entire final trail in advance. It also requires planning to accommodate proposed trail use and to minimize the need for future maintenance. Hence trail design cost estimation factors consider most of the above trail construction factors, plus time needed to:
For fastest service, please call us. If you prefer, you can fill out the following form with your project info. The more you can tell us about your project, the more accurately we can calculate a rough cost. NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY A ROUGH COST—WE WILL HAVE TO VISIT THE SITE BEFORE WE CAN MAKE A BID OR A CLOSER ESTIMATE.