Resource Library

Resource Library

Whether you are a trail user or manager, UVTA’s resource library provides guides, articles, tools, links, and other curated content to help groups and individuals find relevant information about trails locally and across the globe.

Maps and Guides

Trail Finder is a free, interactive mapping site designed to help Vermont and New Hampshire residents and visitors find hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and paddling trails across our twin state region.
Click this link: Trailfinder.info

List of great local hikes with views compiled by Stephen Flanders, Norwich Trails Committee, in consultation with UVTA.

Suggested hiking venues in the Upper Valley 2019-08-02

 

Trail Management and Construction

Greenways and Trails Program (Full Document)

KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ACCESSIBLE TRAIL
(A lower standard, or exception, is allowed under certain conditions as noted.)
Clear tread width: 36” (exception: 32”)
Openings: ½” maximum width (exception: ¾”) on bridge abutments
and boardwalks
Tread obstacles: 2” high maximum
Exceptions to tread obstacles: • 3” high where running slope and cross slope are 5% or less
• 1” high where running slope and cross slope are greater than
5%
RUNNING SLOPE (TRAIL GRADE UP OR DOWN):
MAX RUN OF TRAIL SLOPE MAX DISTANCE between level landings
0-5% See Figure 1 Any Distance (see note 1) See Figure 2
6-8% See Figure 1 50 feet of run (see note 2) See Figure 2
9-10% See Figure 1 30 feet of run (see note 2) See Figure 2
11-14% See Figure 1 5 feet of run (see note 2) See Figure 2
NOTE 1: Running slope greater than 5% not permitted where cross slope exceeds 5%!
NOTE 2: Level landings 5 feet long are required at the end of each run section.
CROSS SLOPE
MAX CROSS SLOPE MAX DISTANCE
0-2% recommended Any distance
3-5% Any distance See note 3
6-8% 10’ See note 4
10-12% 5’ See note 4
NOTE 3: Cross slope greater than 5% not permitted where running slope exceeds 5%!!
NOTE 4: Level area 5 feet long is required at the end of each run section.

Benefits of Trails