Trail Tools

Intro | Working Safely | Safety Equipment  | Brushing Tools | Sawing & Chopping Tools | Grubbing & Raking Tools | Digging & Tamping Tools | Pounding & Hammering Tools | Lifting & Hauling Tools | Bark Peeling Tools | Survey, Layout & Measuring Tools | Power Tools | Miscellaneous Tools | Tool Repair & Sharpening | Sources for Tools & Supplies

Tools for Trail Work

A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks. Some of the most commonly used tools and tips on using the tool safely and effectively are presented. Every trail worker needs to learn how to choose the correct tool for the job, use it effectively and safely, care for it, and store it properly.

Trail tools today come in many varieties, we will stick with hand tools and leave machinery for another day.

Sandy Husmann, local graphic artist, did a mock up of a took booklet in 2001. It was never finalized or published. Here’s the PDF for fun – Tool Booklet draft 2001.