Sustainable Trail Building

A mountain biker riding down a smooth trail in the woods.

Launch your career as a trail professional through hands-on learning a flexible, part-time program of study at Vermont State.

Gain the skills needed to build non-motorized trails using up-to-date sustainability best practices directly from industry leaders and trail building experts. The curriculum includes classroom, online, and hands-on experience in our outdoor learning laboratory — the more than 100 miles of natural, machine-made, and gravity trails around Vermont State University’s Lyndon campus, Northwoods Stewardship Center, Kingdom Trail Association, and Burke Mountain Bike Park in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

Sustainability is at the core of sound trails and trail systems, and you will learn from experts at the forefront of this effort. Learn to apply the best techniques and practices to minimize negative impacts and create years of enjoyment on trails built to a high standard.

We partnered with Kingdom Trail Association to offer an intensive weekend boot camp for participants to get a taste of what trail building is all about, and with expert trail organization Northwoods Stewardship Center to offer a year-long certificate program to really dig in.

  • Trail Building and Stewardship for Non-Motorized Multi-Use Trails Boot Camp — June 12-13, 2024
  • Sustainable Trail Building Certificate — begins September 9, 2024

Questions? Contact:

Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Department

    • Workforce, Community & Economic Development
  • Primary Office Location

    Lyndon Campus

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