Greenstone Trailcraft

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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It’s been a great to take a break from building and get inspired by the work of fellow professionals in a great part of ...
08/12/2021

It’s been a great to take a break from building and get inspired by the work of fellow professionals in a great part of the country. Pic 1: Acadia National Park, Maine, ⚒️: @acadianps Pic 2: Cady Hill Trails in Stowe, Vermont, 👷‍♂️: @ld_trailworks Pic 3: Fort Hill jump line at @thundermountainbikepark, 🔨: @gravity_logic #trailsdontbuildthemselves #acadiatrailcrew #thundermountainbikepark #mtbvermont

Long before I started building trail professionally, working on downhill tracks and freeride features was my passion. I’...
08/03/2021

Long before I started building trail professionally, working on downhill tracks and freeride features was my passion. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to help my friends Bike Doctor Frederick and Gravity Soul continue to build our awesome mtb scene in the Frederick Watershed. For a closer look, get registered for the Frederick Watershed Downhill Open 8/21.

We're thrilled to be back in Patapsco Valley State Park working with the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park and Maryl...
06/23/2021

We're thrilled to be back in Patapsco Valley State Park working with the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park and Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League to create a purpose-built loop that will serve an event venue and a great addition to the multi-use trail network at PVSP. Help my client push their fundraising over the finish line at https://fpvsp.org/schools-out

We're thrilled to be back in Patapsco Valley State Park working with the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park and Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League to create a purpose-built loop that will serve an event venue and a great addition to the multi-use trail network at PVSP. Help my client push their fundraising over the finish line at https://fpvsp.org/schools-out

Integrating some natural progression options into our build at #patapscovalleystatepark with @friends_pvsp. More on this...
06/17/2021

Integrating some natural progression options into our build at #patapscovalleystatepark with @friends_pvsp. More on this exciting project soon!

Work hard, play hard! Killer weekend in WV with big crews of friends new and old!
06/06/2021

Work hard, play hard! Killer weekend in WV with big crews of friends new and old!

PVSP always makes us work hard for it. Since we’re back in the valley for a new build, I was looking back at shots from ...
06/03/2021

PVSP always makes us work hard for it. Since we’re back in the valley for a new build, I was looking back at shots from last year’s projects. I remember a lot of rock stacking, thunderstorms, and nearly destroying my first 301.7 👷‍♂️#greenstonetrailcraft #patapscovalleystatepark #trailsdontbuildthemselves

It’s great to be back at #patapscovalleystatepark laying down some fresh trail for @friends_pvsp and @marylandmtb #green...
05/28/2021

It’s great to be back at #patapscovalleystatepark laying down some fresh trail for @friends_pvsp and @marylandmtb #greenstonetrailcraft

It’s great to be back at #patapscovalleystatepark laying down some fresh trail for @friends_pvsp and @marylandmtb #greenstonetrailcraft

Hope Valley Farm is a vacation rental and youth retreat just off the Potomac river in Knoxville, MD. Huge thanks to them...
05/25/2021

Hope Valley Farm is a vacation rental and youth retreat just off the Potomac river in Knoxville, MD. Huge thanks to them for having us back to finish building out their trail system with a new connector and two new bridges! #greenstonetrailcraft #moretrailsclosetohome #morekidsonbikes

What’s cooler than a backyard pump track? How about a backyard micro-park with a perimeter XC loop, a mini flow trail, a...
05/21/2021

What’s cooler than a backyard pump track? How about a backyard micro-park with a perimeter XC loop, a mini flow trail, and a practice session drop? #backyardgoals #greenstonetrailcraft

Putting the finishing touches on the 2.5-mile Scott's Branch loop at The Patuxent River Trail Project.
04/07/2021

Putting the finishing touches on the 2.5-mile Scott's Branch loop at The Patuxent River Trail Project.

Putting the finishing touches on the 2.5-mile Scott's Branch loop at The Patuxent River Trail Project.

March 2020, Torres Del Paine, Chile. What trail system needs Greenstone to build a bridge like this?
02/26/2021

March 2020, Torres Del Paine, Chile. What trail system needs Greenstone to build a bridge like this?

March 2020, Torres Del Paine, Chile. What trail system needs Greenstone to build a bridge like this?

When you've got a 2-day window between snowstorms so you carve up some sweet trail at The Patuxent River Trail Project.
02/19/2021

When you've got a 2-day window between snowstorms so you carve up some sweet trail at The Patuxent River Trail Project.

When you've got a 2-day window between snowstorms so you carve up some sweet trail at The Patuxent River Trail Project.

Have you visited www.greenstonetrailcraft.com? The excellent team at Door No. 3 Design, Inc. has just finished updating ...
01/26/2021

Have you visited www.greenstonetrailcraft.com? The excellent team at Door No. 3 Design, Inc. has just finished updating our site with fresh content, new services, and some amazing portfolio galleries from our 2020 projects. As you can see in the preview below, this crew makes design work look as dreamy as the trails we build!

Have you visited www.greenstonetrailcraft.com? The excellent team at Door No. 3 Design, Inc. has just finished updating our site with fresh content, new services, and some amazing portfolio galleries from our 2020 projects. As you can see in the preview below, this crew makes design work look as dreamy as the trails we build!

So many types of properties can benefit from trails. Here's a shot from Hope Valley Farm in Knoxville, MD, who plans to ...
01/22/2021

So many types of properties can benefit from trails. Here's a shot from Hope Valley Farm in Knoxville, MD, who plans to use the trails for girl scouts and other guests to hike and bike around their property.

So many types of properties can benefit from trails. Here's a shot from Hope Valley Farm in Knoxville, MD, who plans to use the trails for girl scouts and other guests to hike and bike around their property.

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 fi****ms season be...
11/21/2020

Fresh singletrack OPEN to bikes and foot traffic at Patuxent River State Park. Go check it out before fi****ms 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

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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.