Nature centers often mark their trails to help hikers get around. You can do the same thing on your woodlot. Blazes give your trails a professional look and aid your travel around your land.
This slideshow with diagrams and pictures shows you different ways to blaze your trails, such as with paint and signs.
This brief write-up with pictures explains the basics of cairns, piles of onsite stones used to indicate a trail.
This commercial website for sign company Voss Signs is one source for standard plastic trail blazes.
Once you have your trail marking supplies, this 6-page guide explains how to mark trails in the field. It’s focused on paint, but the guidance also works if you’re using plastic markers.
Understanding how water damages your trails is the first step in protecting them.
Best Management Practices (BMP's) are techniques you or your logger can use on your trails to control the flow of water.
Hiking, ATV's, and horseback riding need different Best Management Practices. Match the techniques you use to the traffic your trails receive.
If you have a lot of trails, you might not know where all of them are or how they connect to one another. Make a map of your trails to learn what you have and make your hikes easier.