Start Local. Go Far.

During this one day intermediate trail training session, participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. Classroom teaching and experiential learning will be combined to help students understand trail assessment.

Participants will begin by discussing how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the “trail experience”. They will learn about the characteristics of sustainable and traditional trails and the five essential elements of sustainable trails. Students will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. The session will cover user and natural impacts and include desktop trail review and field assessment. Participants will gain field experience assessing existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Students will become familiar with the use of a clinometer to measure trail grade/steepness and sideslopes.


Students should bring their own lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water.

Participants must dress appropriately for trail assessment - long pants and closed-toe shoes (boots preferred).

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Date Course Code Section Number Price
November 13, 2018 ENV-7002-01 45307 $70

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If you need further assistance, please contact Fonna Terry at ext. 2011.

RCC Campus - Classroom TBA