Trails function as beneficial resources for communities in support of their various goals; although how projects are implemented and what specific features are created will differ depending on a community’s geographic location, socio-economic context and potential, and historical and cultural assets. While the essence of a trail project may seem simple and universal in nature, different communities with different contexts, shapes and sizes can apply a range of trail planning strategies and approaches to fit their needs and physical community. Ultimately, each community’s trail project will differ from their neighbor’s as well as from the perceived “ideal” trail. In any event, communities should be proud of their trail project accomplishments. This case study review builds on the previous Beyond a Path 1 and Beyond a Path 2 documents.

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