Tool Resource Guide

Here's a list of hand tools and supplies commonly used for trail building. The most common ones are starred.

Clearing Tools

  • Folding saw*
  • Bow saw
  • Loppers*
  • Leaf rake or bow rake*

Excavating Tools

  • Rogue hoe*
  • Pick mattock
  • Cutter mattock
  • Pulaski*

Finishing Tools

  • Mcleod/Lamberton rake*
  • Bow rake
  • Leaf rake
  • Shovels (rarely used)
  • Tampers*

Armoring

  • Rock bars*
  • Wheel barrow/rock basket/rock stretcher*
  • 5-gallon buckets
  • Stiff bristle broom
  • Rock hammer
  • Cold chisels
  • Safety eye glasses*
  • Come-along winch
  • Straps

Design Tools

  • Clinometers*
  • Rolls of flagging tape*
  • Pin flags*
  • Spray cans of marking paint
  • 100’ steel tape measure (to measure turn radius)
  • Sharpie pens