Greenways, off-road trails and paths are win-win solutions, and they often become the backbone of a community’s bikeway or greenspace system.
Our trail projects run the gamut from long, linear paved corridors to soft-surface mountain bike trails, hiking trails and even cross-country ski trails. Our expert trail designers are ready to solve the unique technical, environmental, and political challenges posed by your project. We see each trail project as a slice of America’s landscape and culture. Each improvement enhances a community’s unique characteristics.
Alta provides complete trail master planning services, including design, alternatives analysis, environmental documentation, property acquisition strategies, accurate cost estimation, maintenance and management plans, and funding strategies. We excel in finding design solutions to the unique challenges found on trails and have completed, planned, designed, and implemented more than 5,000 miles of bikeways, walkways, and trails.
Our experience includes a wide range of environments including greenways, rail corridors, rails-to-trails, street corridors, and multi-use hiking and seasonal-use trails in environmentally sensitive areas, urban core areas, highway corridors and in parks and rural and industrial areas. We strive to enrich the trail user experience through a design identity that responds to the particular needs and opportunities of the project environment.
Featured Projects Coachella Valley Area Governments (CVAG) Whitewater River Parkway Project, CA
Alta is leading a seven-firm team for planning and design of the CVAG Whitewater River Parkway project, a nearly 80-mile bicycle, pedestrian and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) accessible facility connecting the nine cities of the Eastern Riverside County region. More>
North San Luis Obispo Coastal Trail, CA
The Northern San Luis Obispo County Coastal Trail is a segment of the California Coastal Trail, which is a continuous public right-of-way along the coastline. The plan was adopted by the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments in June 2012. Alta led a major collaborative effort between the Council, the Coastal Conservancy, and California State Parks, along with the Hearst Ranch and Caltrans. Numerous Alta staff up and down the West Coast contributed to the planning and design of a walking and bicycling route with thoughtful consideration to the unique cultural, political, and environmental conditions along this scenic stretch of California coastline. More>
Northwest Arkansas "Razorback Greenway"
Alta/Greenways is working with the NW Arkansas Regional Planning Commission to complete drawings, specifications and cost estimates for building the 16-mile federally funded (TIGER II) portion of the Greenway.Learn More >
Waterbury Naugatuck River Greenway, CT
Alta was selected to lead the planning effort for a 22-mile corridor along the Naugatuck River in Western Connecticut involving community outreach in five towns and cities. Learn More >
City of Longmont - Union Reservoir Trail, CO
Union Reservoir is a popular recreational amenity; however system gaps prevent connectivity to neighborhoods and existing trails. Alta is planning and designing a recreational trail around the reservoir while respecting adjacent landowners and sensitive wetlands. Learn More >