Course Description and Credit Information

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

 

Credits

1.0 CEU/CE/PH/CH

HSW

Yes

Format

Pre-recorded webinar

Presenter

Liz Gupton, Trail Designer, Lolo National Forest, Montana

 

US State Approvals

LA CES Approved

Yes

States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

Yes

North Carolina

Yes

New Jersey

Yes

Florida

Yes

New York
 ***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements

***

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.

Yes
**See explanation

 

Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Ontario

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Constructing Trail Switchbacks

    • Video

    • Webinar

  • 02

    Constructing Trail Switchbacks Quiz

    • Take the Quiz

  • 03

    Constructing Trail Switchbacks Survey

    • Take the Survey