If you are in search of a premier trail design, trail construction, or trail maintenance company, chances are many of the paths you go down lead you right back to Trail Design Specialists. That’s because with over 20 years in the business, we’ve set the gold standard for trail building.

At Trail Design Specialists, we believe in leaving nature’s aesthetics in tact while simultaneously creating safe, durable, and sustainable horse, mountain bike, hiking, and multi-use trails. Our experienced staff take everything into account when designing your trail, starting with the trail users’ perspective all the way through implementing an appropriate design that pre-empts the trail’s anticipated future use and natural erosion patterns. Our goal is to create trails that give users an opportunity to observe nature at its finest, provide what users have come to expect of a trail, and design the trail to remain durable for extended periods of use with minimal maintenance.

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Our Mission Statement

At Trail Design Specialists, our mission is to create trails that accentuate your area’s natural offerings, provide trail users with the opportunity to observe nature at its finest, and preserve our environment for future generations. We also believe it is important to help our clients realize substantial long-term cost savings by constructing trails that remain durable for extended periods of time and require minimal maintenance efforts.

Our experience in working in so many different environments, soil types and uses has given us the insight to create unique trails that will endure the test of time.


Last week was a big week for the Raven Trail. On Wednesday we got our Ditch Witch 650 and then we had the IMBA Trail Care Crew over the weekend. The Lakeland Area Mountain Bikers Organization (LAMBO) is fired up and has had 7 straight Monday work nights and has even attracted some of their (our) antagonists to help out. Now LAMBO wants to sign up with us as a formal friends group, which offers both of us some benefits. And it all started with your visit last fall and design for improvements. So if you're wondering if the work you do ever leads to anything, you should think about the Raven Trail in northern Wisconsin and know that you started an avalanche of progress here. Thank you,
Steve Petersen, Superintendent, Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest

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Welcome to Our New Site!
We’ve redesigned our website to be an easy-to-use, one-stop destination for trail design, construction, and maintenance information.  Along with our visual and navigation improvements, we’ve added some new features such as enhanced project galleries and the ability to register for our classes online.

We hope you enjoy our new surroundings!  As always, we’d love to hear from you.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or additional feedback.