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National Trail Surfaces Study

February 1, 2014

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This National Trail Surfaces Study provides the results of the longitudinal study of the firmness and stability of trail surface materials located at Bradford Woods, at Indiana University. It also provides the national survey results of trail managers administered by Oklahoma State University on the types and characteristics of trail surfaces currently being used around the country.

The following are the three research questions explored in “Section III: Result of the Study”:

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