Trail Switchbacks: Planning, Construction and Maintenance

Presented by: Ms. Gupton
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Mountain trails prove very important for a lot of individuals who frequent hills or mountains for their recreational activities. Because it has become part of the lives of many, especially in mountainous areas, trail maintenance has also become necessary. But there are more to paving the way than you think.

This course is designed for decision-makers and planners as it offer valuable information on how to plan, lay out, construct, and maintain switchbacks.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the planning and design process that takes place in constructing switchback.

2. Know the different maintenance techniques to keep trails and switchback functioning efficiently.

3. Understand the benefits of a properly constructed trail or switchback.

General Course Information

Credits1.0 CEU/CE/PH/CH
FormatPre-recorded webinar

Liz Gupton, Trail Designer, Lolo National Forest, Montana

US State Approvals

States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WYYes
North CarolinaYes
New JerseyYes
GA, MN, and SD
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.
**See explanation

Canada Provinces and Territories

British ColumbiaYes, per reciprocity with LA CES
OntarioYes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course Contents

2 Videos
1 Quiz
1 Survey
1.0 hr

Course Curriculum

Constructing Trail Switchbacks
Constructing Trail Switchbacks Quiz
Constructing Trail Switchbacks Survey