Start Local. Go Far.


During this four-day basic trail training session, participants will learn how to design, layout, construct, and maintain sustainable trails. Classroom teaching and experiential learning will be combined to help students understand the fundamentals of sustainable trails.

Participants will begin by discussing the “trail experience” and the characteristics of sustainable trails. They will learn about the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. The session will cover design, construction, and maintenance techniques that minimize the volume and velocity of water on the trail tread. It will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail reroutes and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Students will become familiar with the use of a clinometer to measure trail grade/steepness and sideslopes. Common trailwork hand tools will be utilized for trail construction and maintenance.


Trailbuilding tools will be provided for student use.

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

Students must dress appropriately for trailwork - gloves, safety glasses, long pants, and closed-toe shoes (boots preferred).

This workshop is limited to 16 participants.

Date Course Code Section Number Price
March 5-8, 2018 ENV-7003-01 43107 $125
June 4-7, 2018 ENV-7003-01 43027 $125
September 10-13, 2018 ENV-7003-01 45264 $125
November 5-8, 2018 ENV-7003-02 45266 $125

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

RCC Campus - Advanced Technologies Building (ADT), Room 213