Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and CEDIK Extension Specialist Jayoung Koo has put together a series of publications to assist communities considering building a trail in their community:
 

Beyond a Path 1:  Trails as Resource Connections in Your Community
This publication explains the reasons for designing a trail or trail system.

 
Beyond a Path 2: Trail Planning
This publication highlights how to get started on planning a trail. It covers which data needs to be collected, as well as, where to collect the data and finally points for an effective analysis.

 
Trailblazers:  Two Case Studies for Community Trails
This publication illustrates how two communities have successfully planned, designed and implemented trails and greenways.