3 Strategies to Take your Natural Surface Trail Plan to the Next Level

By: Dave Foster, Senior Design Associate, Alta Planning + Design Natural surface trails serve as valuable recreational amenities for millions of Americans. Hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, trail runners, nature-viewers, and dog-walkers routinely enjoy the physical and mental health benefits provided by natural surface trails. Convenient access to natural surface trails and open space is increasingly […]

From Small Town to “Trail Town”

The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 19-mile multiuse trail system in South Carolina that runs along the Reedy River connecting Greenville County with schools, parks, and local businesses. An impact study by the Greenville County Parks and Recreation and Tourism Greenville found that it brought in 125,000 tourists and $6.7 million dollars to the area. […]