Trail Steps & Bench-cut Photos

Totten Walking Trail

Client: Anna T.

Location: Raleigh, NC

Anna and her husband have a beautiful wooded lot in the heart of Raleigh near the NC State campus. They contacted us to create a path for their family to be able to walk down a steep hillside behind their house for their children to explore safely. Our solution was to build approximately 250ft of single-track trail with several grade reversals to manage the water flow. At the bottom of the trail, we cut sharply down the final grade with 17 steps built with 6×6 pressure treated lumber, backfilled with crushed stone. The crushed stone helps shed mud when walking back from the creek as well as ensuring many years of durability regardless of the creek level.