Sara Wan Trail Head at Corral Canyon Park
Los Angeles County Trails Manual
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
Los Angeles County, CA
The Los Angeles County Trails Manual provides standards and guidelines to ensure quality trail planning and design that recognizes the opportunities and constraints represented by the physical environment; provides construction guidelines to ensure proper drainage and minimize erosion; and specifies maintenance procedures to ensure that trails are accessible, safe, and aesthetically pleasing. A series of public outreach events was used to gather input from trail users groups on specifications to include in the manual. After the completion of the draft manual, another series of public meetings was used to gather additional community input and feedback from each supervisorial district in the county. The Los Angeles County Trails Manual was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors in May 2011.