Trail Care Crew
Mtn Bike Patrol
Save the Trails!
Chapter 5 - Maintenance
- Tread should be periodically debermed to ensure proper drainage across
- Any holes or ruts in the trail should be filled in and packed down once the
cause of the problem has been determined and eliminated (depending on soil type).
- If a trail develops a drainage problem that cannot be cured, it should
be rerouted. (Typical causes of this are: fall line construction, too steep a
grade, or unmovable barriers that prevent cross slope drainage.)
- In the event that a trail can't be rerouted, then erosion control devices
will have to be installed. The rolling grade dip is a device that is long lasting
and easy for users to negotiate.
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