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Greenstone Trailcraft Mid-atlantic trail contractor combining a lifetime of outdoor recreation with a decade of trail industry experience to satisfy trail users and land managers alike.
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Looking forward to bringing you more of this in 2021. Big thanks to the crew and our clients for helping us complete pro...
01/03/2021

Looking forward to bringing you more of this in 2021. Big thanks to the crew and our clients for helping us complete projects at the following trail systems in 2020:

-Catoctin Trail, Frederick Watershed, MORE
-OEC and Dogwood Trails, Patapsco Valley SP, Friends of PVSP
-Rivers Edge Trails, City of Brunswick, MD
-Greenbrier State Park, MD Dept. of Natural Resources
-Patuxent River State Park, MORE

In between COVID delays and dig days, I managed to squeeze in a few great rides, some small gatherings with friends and family, and one epic trip to Patagonia. I'll see you on the trails in 2021. -Andrew

Thanks to Patagonia for the shout-out in this great article about one of our favorite projects! Carlo has been a great c...
12/04/2020
At the River’s Edge - Patagonia

Thanks to Patagonia for the shout-out in this great article about one of our favorite projects! Carlo has been a great client partner, and Alex has made an awesome addition to our build team this year. It's great to see one of my favorite brands giving some well-deserved recognition to this family's role in bringing the Rivers Edge Trails to Frederick County. Great job to Korey and Julie on the article about the real work behind putting trail on the ground.

How one suburban mountain biker’s vision for a trail system reshaped a former industrial town—and turned trail building into a family tradition. Carlo

Fresh singletrack OPEN to bikes and foot traffic at Patuxent River State Park. Go check it out before firearms season be...
11/21/2020

Fresh singletrack OPEN to bikes and foot traffic at Patuxent River State Park. Go check it out before firearms season begins 11/28!

We’re racing against hunting season and winter to bring MORE sweet singletrack to central Maryland at Patuxent River sta...
11/14/2020

We’re racing against hunting season and winter to bring MORE sweet singletrack to central Maryland at Patuxent River state park. We hope to have this one ready for some test laps before rifle season kicks off.

Shoutout right back to the Gravity Soul crew for growing the MD gravity scene and maintaining an awesome local spot to r...
11/06/2020

Shoutout right back to the Gravity Soul crew for growing the MD gravity scene and maintaining an awesome local spot to ride!

It’s Friday! And it’s going to be 70 degrees this weekend! Where is everyone riding at?!
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📸: @danimal584
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🚵‍♂️: Andrew Mueller - A little fun fact Friday about this rider... Andrew’s trail building company #GreenstoneTrailcraft built all of your new favorite trails on the south side of the Frederick Watershed, as well as the flow trails at @riversedgetrails in Brunswick. They’re now finishing up a project at Greenbrier State Park (just down the road from Old Harmony Farm). Next time you see Andrew out on the trail, give him and his crew some props! 🤘⚒🚲💨🔥
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#ThankADigger #mdmtb #marylandgravity #freeridefriday #gravitysoul #livetoride #ridetolive #bikelife #gorideyourbike

Laying down trail on The Patuxent River Trail Project! We're about a mile into approximately 5 miles of multi-use trail ...
10/25/2020

Laying down trail on The Patuxent River Trail Project! We're about a mile into approximately 5 miles of multi-use trail we’ll be building this winter and next spring with Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts - MORE.

Last week, Andrew took a day to drive out to Garrett County and get re-inspired to finish the build season strong in Mar...
10/12/2020

Last week, Andrew took a day to drive out to Garrett County and get re-inspired to finish the build season strong in Maryland State Parks. This work on Cherry Creek Trail at Deep Creek Lake State Park was completed in 2018 when Andrew was a partner in Elevated Trail Design, working as a subcontractor to IMBA Trail Solutions. There's nothing like riding a trail you built, but it was also awesome to see some seriously impressive work from the IMBA crew and Appalachian Dirt. We are lucky to have this trail network in MD.

Work continues as fall begins in Maryland State Parks. Greenbrier is just about wrapped and we’re breaking ground at Pat...
10/02/2020

Work continues as fall begins in Maryland State Parks. Greenbrier is just about wrapped and we’re breaking ground at Patuxent River!

Nearing completion of some critical connections at Greenbrier State Park in western Maryland.
09/25/2020

Nearing completion of some critical connections at Greenbrier State Park in western Maryland.

Trail Specialist Bill Kemp takes a break from the hard work to sample the goods on the Catoctin Trail in the Frederick, ...
09/22/2020

Trail Specialist Bill Kemp takes a break from the hard work to sample the goods on the Catoctin Trail in the Frederick, MD watershed with some primo early-fall conditions.

Get hyped for the new Dogwood trail, where you can say goodbye✌️to riding on Hollifield road on your next ride at Pataps...
08/28/2020

Get hyped for the new Dogwood trail, where you can say goodbye✌️to riding on Hollifield road on your next ride at Patapsco Valley State Park.

Who’s been out to Brunswick, MD to check out the massively-upgraded Rivers Edge Trails?
08/12/2020

Who’s been out to Brunswick, MD to check out the massively-upgraded Rivers Edge Trails?

We’re excited to be back in mountain Maryland making some critical connectivity improvements at Greenbrier State Park.
08/07/2020

We’re excited to be back in mountain Maryland making some critical connectivity improvements at Greenbrier State Park.

Carvin’ it up in Brunswick, MD at the Rivers Edge Trails. We’re filling out the remaining few acres with a new direction...
06/29/2020

Carvin’ it up in Brunswick, MD at the Rivers Edge Trails. We’re filling out the remaining few acres with a new directional descent, skills features, and a few multi-directional connectors.

Saturday scenes on Old Ellicott City Connector. We can't wait to get back out to PVSP to finish up the Dogwood Trail. Th...
06/24/2020

Saturday scenes on Old Ellicott City Connector. We can't wait to get back out to PVSP to finish up the Dogwood Trail. Thanks to Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park for all the work behind the scenes to get these trails on the ground.

We’re making progress on the Dogwood Trail in Patapsco Valley State Park. Big thanks to the Friends of Patapsco Valley S...
06/11/2020

We’re making progress on the Dogwood Trail in Patapsco Valley State Park. Big thanks to the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park and the PVSP trail crew for their help on this collaborative build. We’re taking a “less is more” approach where possible to honor the classic Patapsco flavor with rocks, roots, and punchy climbs delivered in a fun and sustainable package.

Our portion of the OEC connector at Patapsco Valley State Park is open, and it’s a beauty!
05/29/2020

Our portion of the OEC connector at Patapsco Valley State Park is open, and it’s a beauty!

OEC Connector Open! We had the final walk-through this week and we have officially opened the machine-built section of the OEC Connector!

Notes:

1. This is the machine built section only, it extends from north of the RT. 40 Bridge to the Campground Loop. We'll be completing the section to Sylvan Lane when we are able to resume volunteer operations at the park.

2. This trail eliminates the active railroad crossing at the Union Dam Tunnel!

3. The location of this trail is in the Hollofeild Area of the park, this area is heavily visited and this trail is a multi-use trail. Please practice the great trail etiquette that PVSP is known for!

For more details on this trail check out:

https://fpvsp.org/oec-connector/

And please, we are working hard to keep our programming moving during this challenging time - show us your support at:

https://rally.org/dogwoodtrail

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Pictured at the social distancing trail opening (LtoR): Andrew Mueller, Greenstone Trailcraft /Eric Crawford, President, FPVSP/ Bill Kemp, Greenstone Trailcraft/ Joe Vogelpohl, Asst. Manager PVSP/ Nita Settina, Superintendent Maryland Park Service.

One of many unique points of interest along our portion of the Old Ellicott City Connector at Patapsco Valley State Park...
05/22/2020

One of many unique points of interest along our portion of the Old Ellicott City Connector at Patapsco Valley State Park.

Greenstone is slated to bring the trail community at Patapsco Valley State Park another critical linkup next month, this...
05/15/2020
The Dogwood Trail

Greenstone is slated to bring the trail community at Patapsco Valley State Park another critical linkup next month, this time providing a singletrack alternative to a high-traffic paved road. Help the Friends of PVSP push their funding over the finish line, and we’ll be sure to make it a trail to remember!

The Dogwood Trail Superior Trail – Improved Connections Please note: we are now building only the machine built trails at PVSP. All volunteer work is on pause due to the COVID19 Pandemic, we …

Find out some background information on our latest project in Patapsco Valley State Park.
05/08/2020
OEC Connector

Find out some background information on our latest project in Patapsco Valley State Park.

  The Old Ellicott City Connector! A Better Way To OEC. Please note: we are now building only the machine built section of the OEC Connector. All volunteer work at PVSP is on pause due to the …

Between rain days and machine issues slowing us down, we’ve still managed to build some nice trail with the Friends of P...
05/06/2020

Between rain days and machine issues slowing us down, we’ve still managed to build some nice trail with the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park

We’re excited to be working on a great project to help improve trail connectivity In Patapsco Valley State Park. Here’s ...
04/30/2020

We’re excited to be working on a great project to help improve trail connectivity In Patapsco Valley State Park. Here’s an option for all the P-tap log lovers out there.

Proud to be an essential business maintaining and enhancing our Maryland State Parks. I think the graffiti is gonna need...
04/23/2020

Proud to be an essential business maintaining and enhancing our Maryland State Parks. I think the graffiti is gonna need some work to match the quality of the trail at this popular park!

Greenstone lifestyle athlete Shaida checking out the lines on the Catoctin trail...the smile says it all.
04/20/2020

Greenstone lifestyle athlete Shaida checking out the lines on the Catoctin trail...the smile says it all.

Our project on the Catoctin trail in the Frederick, MD Watershed is open! Go put your tires or boots on some funky rocks...
04/04/2020

Our project on the Catoctin trail in the Frederick, MD Watershed is open! Go put your tires or boots on some funky rocks, and please, stay the hell away from eachother while you do it.

Greenstone Trailcraft's cover photo
04/03/2020

Greenstone Trailcraft's cover photo

More Maryland work coming down the line...we're excited to be under contract for new trail at Patuxent River State Park ...
03/31/2020
The Patuxent River Trail Project

More Maryland work coming down the line...we're excited to be under contract for new trail at Patuxent River State Park slated to be built this fall.

Hi everyone, we just wanted to say we are thinking of all of you in these uncertain times. Thank you for all the volunteer work and support.

We are happy to report that Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts - MORE has signed a contract with Greenstone Trailcraft for the first 3 mile professional trail build at Patuxent! Greenstone will be building 2.3 miles of trail, with an additional 0.6-0.7 miles of hand-built trail sections sprinkled throughout.

Of course, everything is on hold during the pandemic. But please rest assured we will be ready to restart trail construction once we get the all clear from the Governor and the Maryland Park Service.

Please continue to follow the shelter in place order while safely enjoying park trails with social distancing rules. Stay safe and healthy everyone.

https://greenstonetrailcraft.com

Socially distant in the Frederick, MD watershed. Immense user numbers are flocking to outdoor spaces all over the countr...
03/25/2020

Socially distant in the Frederick, MD watershed. Immense user numbers are flocking to outdoor spaces all over the country. Let’s hope a silver lining of this mess is that trails and outdoor facilities will be managed and prioritized like the essential infrastructure they are! Please choose your trail destinations wisely, if you can’t adhere to the CDC’s guidelines, stay home. We need safe and open state and municipal parks in order to keep working!

Looking good at the COVID-19 dirt lab 👨‍🔬👷‍♂️
03/17/2020

Looking good at the COVID-19 dirt lab 👨‍🔬👷‍♂️

It’s been great to take a few weeks away from the bike to explore the trails of Patagonia on foot. It’s important to see...
03/09/2020

It’s been great to take a few weeks away from the bike to explore the trails of Patagonia on foot. It’s important to see the trails through a different lens sometimes; seeing what’s working and what’s not. This massive suspension bridge in Torres Del Paine, Chile had to be 150 ft long and at least that high over a rocky glacier meltwater stream. The biggest problem areas I saw were extensive braiding/short cutting and rapid erosion. No surprise, the contouring bench cut sections had neither👍. See y’all back stateside soon, with some awesome projects coming up.

The greenstone crew had a highly productive winter thanks to mild temps in the mid-Atlantic. Now it’s time to take a bre...
02/20/2020

The greenstone crew had a highly productive winter thanks to mild temps in the mid-Atlantic. Now it’s time to take a break for the first time since starting this venture...headed way down south to Patagonia seeking adventure and inspiration! Thanks to Bike Doctor Frederick for the sick trail test rig and Greenstone right-hand-man Bill K for making the work look good! Catch y’all in the spring!✌️

Things are shaping up in the holler as we reimagine a portion of the Catoctin trail. Some old, some new, all 🔥.
02/05/2020

Things are shaping up in the holler as we reimagine a portion of the Catoctin trail. Some old, some new, all 🔥.

We are doing a maintenance/relocation on the Catoctin trail between gambrill state park and lawnmower trail in the Frede...
01/27/2020

We are doing a maintenance/relocation on the Catoctin trail between gambrill state park and lawnmower trail in the Frederick Watershed. We ask that starting this week, users please avoid the area and stay off our fresh work. Three saws trail provides an alternate route for thru traffic. We promise it will be worth the wait!

Kicking off 2020 in the Frederick, MD watershed.
01/12/2020

Kicking off 2020 in the Frederick, MD watershed.

The switch flipped fast today ❄️
01/07/2020

The switch flipped fast today ❄️

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Crafting Sustainable Trails In Challenging Terrain

Greenstone Trailcraft is a Maryland-based trail contractor owned and operated by Andrew Mueller. I grew up in the dirt, and have been a trail professional for 10 years; honing my skills as co-founder of Elevated Trail Design from 2011-2019. Greenstone builds upon that experience and strives to continue creating memorable trail experiences for users of all types. We specialize in bike-optimized, multi-use trails in rugged, central-Appalachian terrain.

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That new trail in Patapsco is freaking epic! Nice work as always!
I just rode all the new trails at Hollowfield and Loved it. I ran into Bill and he said you might need some help on the newer stuff. if that's the case DM me. Mark.