Trail constructed across rocky cliff face. This "before" photo is before maintenance on the Southfork Cottonwood Creek Trail, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, MT.
All trails eventually need maintenance. Common maintenance needs include, but are not limited to:
If you have detailed specifications for maintenance, we'll follow those. Otherwise, we can suggest a reasonable maintenance strategy along with a cost estimate. Trust our experienced crews to do a quality job.
Severely degraded trails may require reconstruction. Depending on the situation, reconstruction may include, but is not limited to:
As with maintenance, we'll follow your detailed specs or we can design an effective reconstruction strategy for you.
If a trail has a fundamentally unsustainable relationship with its site or use, rerouting it is often a more sustainable, more satisfactory, and less expensive solution than continued maintenance or reconstruction. In reroutes, the former alignment is usually obliterated. Cost for reroutes is similar to new trail design/construction plus the cost of restoring the old trail to the level you prefer.
If you have a detailed plan for a reroute, we'll follow it. Otherwise, we can work with you to determine whether your most effective solution is continued maintenance, reconstruction, or a reroute, then suggest a effective strategy/design and estimate the cost.