Using design to support hiking experiences

Trail building concept design and research in pencil by Frits Ahlefeldt – See all the hiking Concept sketches here

See all trail design drawings here

Three different strategies for making stream crossings

Text and concept sketch by Frits Ahlefeldt.

When a hiking trail cross a stream the passage can be designed in several ways. All having a huge influence on both the hiking experience, but also on the place, and also on how the stream will handle the changes of water flow during the year.

Here is a pencil concept sketch showing three very different ways of making and designing how a path cross a stream.

Drawing is part of research of ways to design, build and maintain hiking trails

Stream with three different crossings: Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt.
Different ways to cross waterways – bridge, stepping stones or gap. Sketch by Frits Ahlefeldt.

Keywords: bridge, less is more, design, architecture, hiking, innovation, sketch, pencil, drawing, concept

Comments are closed.

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑