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Old December 12th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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I've got a trail on my property that goes up a hillside in the middle of the woods. It's starting to get rutted out from use and rain water runoff and I want to restore the ruts somewhat so that they aren't quite so deep. I can't get a dump truck back there to put down gravel or stone so I was thinking of buying bags of concrete and just laying the bags in the ruts.

I know this probably isn't the way to go so I'm open to suggestions, comments, opinions, etc.

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Old December 12th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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rent a dozer, bobcat, or tractor and fix it the proper way. Old bed springs with weight ontop makes a nice drag.
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an old fence gate with big rocks makes a good drag.
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Bags of cement will turn into loose boulders.
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This is why trail building is so expensive.
You need 'water bars'. This s exactly what Southern 4WD Assn used to build up and down the trails in Tellico. Water bars consist of rock 'walls' built across the trail at a 70-80* angle. These walls are somewhat impervious to water run off. Their job is to divert the water off the trail an on to the surrounding vegetation and slowly seep through the ground to the bottom of the hill.
The number of these on each trail vary but are usually located near the location experiencing the greatest run off of water.
I'm sure there are some other methods also possibe but that's the one I am most familiar with.
I suspect you might be able to do this with logs but at some point they are going to rot and you'll end up starting over.
Do a search for water bars.
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Get a bigger rig.
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