Nature Trail Designer Builder
Matt & Tara Malone

Nature Trails is a nationally recognized trail design and construction firm specializing in recreational trail infrastructure for developers, municipalities, non-profits, and private landowners. Our philosophy is ‘Conservation Through Recreation’ meaning that our focus is on creating active uses for managed forests, green space, and tree buffers to ensure it remains for future generations.

Whether you favor hiking, biking, equestrian, or other modes of travel, we believe that access to nature through local trail networks directly improves everyday life both physically and mentally. 

Our Mission

To design, develop, and integrate trail systems that connect the urban and wilderness landscape to create municipal and master planned communities that promote health, well-being, and happiness. 

Our Services

Planning & DesignMapping & GISConstruction & DevelopmentMarketing & Promotion
• Trail Master Plans• GIS Mapping• Trail Alignment & Flagging• Pamphlets & Literature
• Site Assessments• Existing Trail Assessments• Trail Construction• Event Promotion
• User Group Assessments• Trail Map Design• Bike Park Construction• Fundraising
• Soil & Hydrology Assessments• Smartphone User Maps• Project Management 
• Wayfinding & Signage Plans • Trail Maintenance 
• Construction Drawings & Specs   
• Grant Writing & Funding   
• Budgeting & Cost Estimation   

Our Locations

Offices: Chapel Hill, NC  |  Brevard, NC  |  Sandy, UT

While selective in our projects, Nature Trails is available to work in all 50 states and internationally for projects we create meaningful impact in conservation, recreation, and community. 

Nature Trails Locations

Our Team

Our team brings 20+ years of experience in trail design, development, and advocacy. From caves to mountain tops, from sand to snow, we have literally traveled the world hiking, biking, and climbing in every environment possible to gather trail knowledge and experience that we bring forth into every project. Check out these photos of our team in their quest for pure trail bliss!

Nature Trails Crew

Our Team