ContourLogic believes that trails can be used to achieve management objectives on public lands. Effective trail systems deliver:
We subscribe to the rolling-contour trail approach: precisely locating the tread where gradient, outslope, undulation and meander act together to manage erosion without foreign structures like water bars.
ContourLogic designs successful trail systems by combining land management objectives with four basic principles:
We also bring a quiver of tricks for creating functional trail even in anomalous situations. Techniques include armoring soft soils or steep pitches, elevating the tread to separate it from watercourses, and placing corral items to keep visitors on trail and minimize user-conflict.
Trails are fun. Enhancing the user experience makes a trail system shine. We can tune the setting-specific character to deliver an accessible nature trail with interest at each bend or a rugged, rocky backcountry path. Similarly, variety is what makes one serpentine ribbon of tacky soil feel unique from a mountain biking experience laced with challenging obstacles and creative features.