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Mountain Bike Trail Building Tools

Essential equipment to build a mountain bike trail

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Mountain Bike Trail Building Tools

Learn what trail building tools you need to build a mountain bike trail.

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So, you are taking the necessary steps to build your very own mountain bike trail. Congratulations! Though hard work, trailbuilding can be most rewarding. Not sure where to start? The International Mountain Bicycling Association recommends the following tools for designing and building a sustainable mountain bike trail.

Tools for clearing trail:
Folding saw
Loppers
Leaf rake or bow rake

Tools for excavating:
Rogue hoe
Pulaski

Tools for finishing:
Mcleod/Lamberton rake
Tampers

Tools for armoring:
Rock bars
Wheel barrow/rock basket/rock stretcher
Safety eye glasses

Tools for designing:
Clinometers
Rolls of flagging tape
Pin flags

*Read IMBA's full list of trail building tools.

With the proper tools and trail building knowledge, you are well on your wall to building your very own mountain bike trail!

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