The US Federal Highway Administration has many US Forest Service trail publications available. Please contact Christopher B Douwes  to order as many of these documents as you wish. See the list below. Please request as many as you think you need.

NOTE: The following two documents will be revised before they get reprinted, and are no longer available in print:

  • Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook
  • Trail Fundamentals and Trail Management Objectives

You can see these online at, and other documents that are not in print.

Quantity Publication # Title
  1223-2806P-MTDC Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails
  1223-2806P-MTDC-ERRATA Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails ERRATA
  1123-2M07-MTDC Accessibility and Recreation Projects (DVD)
  1223-2309P-MTDC Accessible Trail Surfaced With Resin-Based Pavement: A Case Study
  1123-2M18-MTDC Designing Sustainable Off-Highway Vehicle Trails: An Alaska Trail Manager’s Perspective
  0723-2816-MTDC Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads, and Campgrounds
  1523-2812-MTDC Forest Service Trails Accessibility Guidelines (FSTAG) Pocket Version
  1523-2811-MTDC Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines (FSORAG) Pocket Version
  1223-2316P-MTCD Innovative Design for a Short-Span Timber All-Terrain Vehicle Trail Bridge
  1223-2310P-MTCD Innovative Foundations for Boardwalks and Viewing Platforms
  1023-2M06-MTCD Introduction to Mechanized Trail Equipment (DVD)
  1623-2M08-MTCD Leave No Trace for Stock Video Series
  1023-2808-MTDC Locating Your Trail Bridge for Longevity
  2023-2805P-NTDP Sustainable Trail Bridge Design (Errata sheet)
  2023-2805P-NTDP Errata 2023-2805P-NTDP Errata

Christopher B Douwes

Community Planner
Transportation Alternatives / Recreational Trails Program
Federal Highway Administration
FHWA HEPH-10 Rm E74-474
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington DC 20590-0001
Phone: 202-366-5013