Wikwemikong Tourism

Trail Development Services

Trail Development Services

LET US ASSIST YOU IN PLANNING, DESIGNING AND BUILDING YOUR TRAIL SYSTEM

Our Trail Development Services specialize in  planning, designing and building non-motorized trail systems for First Nations and Municipalities. Whether you’re building a trail for health/recreation, active transportation or trails tourism our team has the expertise to execute a trail plan that is aligned with your communities vision. Our trail specialists assist in planning, constructing and training communities in sustainable trail practices including risk management and maintenance.

Our Trail Development Team partners with industry professionals to offer training in both mechanized and hand built applications while constructing your trail project.

Plan, Design & Build

Our team uses the plan, design and build model for trail construction to develop the best possible user experience trail systems. When using this process properly it ensures better efficiencies during all stages of trail development. Spending adequate time and resources in the planning and designing stages will allow the building phase to be carried out more precisely and efficiently. When the principles of sustainable trail building are executed properly the trail will only require minimal trail maintenance.

Plan

  • Coordinate with stakeholders & community partners to identify desires, needs and wants in the trail development including asset inventory for economic development, trails tourism, active transportation and health/recreation. Work with land use planners to identify land usage,cultural, historical sites, species at risk and ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Assess and mitigate risk.
  • Develop a trail plan that is inclusive of costing, materials and signage needs.
  • Sourcing government grants for trail funding

Design

  • Use principles of sustainable trail building to address the desires, needs and wants from the planning phase.
  • Field work consists of plotting trails, assessing positive control points and finding usable materials.
  • Pin flag to ensure proper trail flow and alignment.

Build

  • Skillfully construct the trail by following the design while also adjusting when necessary for unaccounted for opportunities and challenges.
  •  Experienced and qualified trail builders ensure minimal future trail maintenance.
  • Hybrid Construction – In class and in-field training in Mechanized and Hand built applications while learning the principles of sustainable trail construction.
  • Trail boardwalk and bridge training.
Mechanized Building

Mechanized Building

Mechanized equipment is used in trail building to offset the higher cost of hand building. A mechanized trail builder is able to complete a considerable amount of trail in a short period of time. Production rates vary depending on such items as: the slope of the terrain, soil conditions, climate, trail usage and existing foliage density.

Hand Building

Hand Building

Hand built trails require the use of hand tools to hand finish the trail surface and trim the back slope to the trail tread. Hand built trails are generally labor intensive projects and more conducive to back country hiking trails.

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Learn More

Call us today at 1-844-945-8687 or 705-859-3477 to learn more about our Trail Development Services.