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Professional TrailBuilders Association

We Bring Great Trails To Life


PTBA is the world's only private sector group of professional trail contractors, designers, and consultants. PTBA represents more than 100 Member Companies who have been professionally vetted and adhere to a strict code of conduct. Since 1976, PTBA members have designed, built, and maintained thousands of miles of trail.

PTBA represents the leading edge in sustainable trail development; we believe in trail design, construction, management and advocacy that enhance resource protection, recreational opportunities, economic development, active citizens, and connected communities worldwide.


PTBA hosts the Sustainable Trails Conference annually bringing together hundreds of the world’s highest quality trail professionals representing private industry, government agencies, non-profits, and volunteers.

With multiple 1- and 2-day hands-on workshops, collaborative education sessions, trail-focused vendors, and equipment testing, the Sustainable Trails Conference provides knowledge, skills, and professional networking with the mission of improving the trails industry.


2019 New Member Companies voted in at the 2019 Member Meeting.

2019 New Member Companies voted in at the 2019 Member Meeting.

PTBA is a trade association for the trail industry and only for-profit companies are eligible for to be a PTBA Member Company. All member applicants must have a PTBA Member Sponsor and demonstrate professionalism and experience in trailbuilding. All member applicants will be professionally vetted by the PTBA membership at large.

NOVEMBER 1, 2019
FEBRUARY 1, 2020