Trails are the connective tissue for communities, providing physical and mental health benefits, economic benefits, active transportation choices, and a way to experience and enjoy where we live and travel. Alta’s approach to trail design and planning is to carefully address context wherever we work, creating places that are functional, safe, equitable, and attractive while coexisting with the natural environment. Our suite of services include visioning through construction. We provide trail master planning, feasibility studies, benefits analysis, construction documentation, property acquisition strategy, cost estimates and specifications, wayfinding and trail identity, trailhead and landscape design, maintenance and management plans, funding strategy and grant writing. 

In addition to our complete trail planning and design services, Alta has a depth of experience in all trail types, contexts, and scales, including urban and rural paved and natural surface trail systems, as well as equestrian, hiking, and mountain biking trails. Explore our diverse trail experience through the links below – 

Alta’s Trails and Greenways Service Area includes:
Signature Trails

Signature Trails are where communities come together. Alta provides innovative solutions that are simultaneously bold and practical, and anchored in the values of the people they touch.

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Natural Surface Trails

Alta knows dirt. We plan for and help implement soft surface trails for a range of trail users, including hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers.

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Trail Master Planning

Alta provides a full service approach to trail master planning that identifies implementation challenges and defines actionable next steps.

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Trail Feasibility and Concept Design

Alta's trail experts address both technical and community challenges, minimizing impacts in sensitive environmental and constrained areas and developing systems that serve diverse trail user groups.

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Trail Engineering and Construction Administration

Alta offers not only planning and design but also construction documents and construction administration. Our registered engineers and landscape architects bring experience negotiating easements, securing required permits, and working with contractors.

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Trails as Resilient Infrastructure

By designing transportation projects holistically, cities can address the impact of extreme weather while simultaneously making it easier to walk and bike. 

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