for Trail Development
as points of access
to bike and pedestrian
routes. The minimum
they provide is
parking and trail
may also provide
restrooms and shelter.
What is the length
of the route and
what is the riding
surface type a pedestrian
or cyclist can expect?
Do these factors
match up with the
type of trail user
trying to attract?
For multi-use trails,
the trail surface
and width should
meet the needs of
all user groups.
Route Skill Level
What is the degree
of difficulty to
be expected in navigating
a particular route?
What skills would
a trail user need
to navigate the
route and does this
skill level match
up with the type
of trail user you
are trying to attract?
Historical, or Natural
What cultural, historical,
or natural resources
may be destinations
or points of interest
to attract trail
Connection to Schools
Would this route help provide a route
for children to bike to school?
Recreation or Transportation
Is this route planned to help people
commute to work or school? Is the route
planned for recreational use?
Does this route utilize these lower
traffic, scenic routes?
Abandoned Rail Lines
Does this route incorporate abandoned
rail line and can it capitalize on the
Public Lands or Industrial Forest Lands
Does the route incorporate use of public
or industrial forestland to help minimize
trail development costs? Are there any
safety considerations such as hunting
and logging activity that need to be
Collaboration with Other Groups
Does the route lend itself to working
with another user group such as snowmobiles
where use of the trail is naturally
separated by season?
Does this route somehow connect the
population centers of Rhinelander, Minocqua,
and Three Lakes? Does the route connect
the more populated pockets in the rural
parts of the county with the main population
Adjacent County and State Trail Plans
Does this route mesh with adjacent county
trail plans and state trail plans?