Trail Development

A symbolic gateway to better trails?

The following pages are an attempt to put together a manual on how to plan, construct, maintain and market hiking trails. They specifically relate to the South African context but I am sure that visitors from other parts of the world will be able to use much of what is mentioned. Should anyone be interested in submitting further information for inclusion in these pages, please do not hesitate to contact me. Development techniques and experiences from other parts of the world would be welcome.

The pages that are un-hyperlinked are still under construction and will be available shortly. They have been added above to indicate the scope of what is planned.


These pages forms part of the Footprint website. To visit other pages on the website click on a hyperlink below

Footprint Hiking Club

For comments and information please contact Tim Hartwright tim@footprint.co.za