OBP Trailworks LLC
About OBP Trailworks LLC
OBP stands for “Off the Beaten Path” which has both literal and philosophical connotations. Our approach to trail design, building, and education is one that blends traditional construction techniques with evolving technological trends. By melding time honored stone and timber craft with environmentally sensitive equipment and methods, we promote safe and sustainable trails that are naturalistic and aesthetically pleasing while protecting the landscape and resources that we help provide access to..
Products & Services
Although trail planning and construction is a relatively niche business, OBP is proud of the breadth of our scope. We relish the opportunity to design and build all types of trails from high use community centered accessible paths to remote backcountry projects. Whether it is a flowing singletrack, gravel surfaced nordic ski trail or a wide open ATV and snowmobile corridor, we seek to create trails that enhance the recreational experience and direct connection with nature for our clients and trail users. Technical stone work, backcountry rigging systems, and materials transportation in logistically challenging areas are strengths of the company. Typical projects include pedestrian trail layout and design, new trail construction (hand built and machine built), intensive trail reconstruction (such as large rock staircases and technical retaining walls), trail infrastructure improvements (such as bridges, boardwalks, kiosks, benches, trailheads etc.), and trail skills instruction. During the winter months, OBP focuses on trail design projects and small scale forestry operations.