Roads & Trails

Roads and/or trails of some description exist on many woodlots in Alberta. Exploring your land and ex-amining property maps, topographic maps and aerial photos can help identify their presence on your land.

Trails can range from a footpath to a rough road, often called a grub road. A grub road is formed by pushing stumps and rocks to one side and is designed for travel during dry and frozen conditions. In addition, in Alberta many woodlots has older seismic lines cut across them that might remain for many years.  Many landowners like to maintain these for access to different areas of their woodlot.

A forest access road is wider than a grub road with a smoother surface that may be graded and graveled. Ditches are usually present and there may be landings for piling wood or other products, turnouts for passing and a turnaround at the end.