TRC Trails is committed to sustainable trail planning, design, management and construction

TRC Trails is passionate about constructing trails that help the user forge deeper connections with nature and a greater appreciation of the world around us.

Sustainable trails are ecologically sustainable and economically viable. They are deeply valued and supported by the communities they are located in. Sustainable trails generate economic and social benefits for communities while contributing to restoring, protecting and enhancing our natural environment.

TRC Trails commits to using a strategic and planned approach to engagement with communities to encourage effective discussion and collaboration about trail development, generate trust and pride and contribute to ongoing support which in turn contributes to trail sustainability.

As trail planners and professional trail builders we place great focus on understanding what are the needs of the trail user, placing trails in the right place and ensuring trails are fun, fit for purpose and sit within the very best sustainable trail corridor.

Our sustainable trail design work puts the trail user at the centre of the design process, providing immersive and rewarding trail experiences that allow for different levels of ability, skill and challenge. Sustainable trails are also designed and managed with communities. It is essential that trail development is planned, designed and supported by the local communities as they provide significant community economic benefit through local business growth and improved community health and wellbeing.

TRC Trails work is underpinned by our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). These are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”.

The economic sustainability of trails is reliant on effective trail management and maintenance.

Failure to address trail management and maintenance in the early stages of trail planning may result in greater costs and damage the very environmental, economic and social values that make trails so important.

TRC Trails is committed to sustainable trails that have minimal impact and resist erosion through proper design, construction and maintenance and complement their surrounding environment.