A summary of upcoming and completed trails projects.
- Collaboration with Penn State Arboretum on their trail network.
Galbraith Gap Trailhead Project
Galbraith Gap Trailhead was about 500-600 feet for the Rothrock trailhead parking up by Tussey. We used 4 different TSA mixes from 2 different quarries when we were developing the new mix. TSA was placed without a paver, using a skid steer and a bunch of guys with rakes. Crown and BBD's were all built by hand.
PSU Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Shaver's Creek was about 900 ft. Much of which was through a wetland and situated on a French Mattress. Several pipes were also installed for drainage and aquatic organsim passage.
Penn State Altoona Campus Trail
Development of 1,200 feet of new trail on Penn State Altoona Campus in 2013. A French mattress is shown under construction below. Final trail surface was asphalt.
Michaux State Forest ATV Trail
Rehabilitation of over a mile of badly eroded ATV trail. The image below shows fill being used to raise the elevation of the entrenched trail in order to provide trail drainage.
Pine Creek Rail Trail
DCNR used a paver to place approximately 6 miles of TSA in May of 2012. Additional placements are planned on this 62 mile rail trail that goes from Wellsboro to Jersey Shore.
Stone Valley Environmental Center
The Center completed oversight of the construction of approximately 1,000' of new trail at the Shaver's Creek Environmental Center in northern Huntingdon County in 2010. The ADA accessible trail involved drainage features such as broad-based dips, pipes, and french mattresses as well as the new Trail Surface Aggregate surface.
Centre Furnace Mansion
The Center completed the oversight of construction for a 250' section of trail just off the University Park campus in State College in 2010. The trail involved the installation of several pipes and the use of Trail Surface Aggregate.