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Special Forces Creekside Training Trail

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

BergerABAM designed a physical training trail along Murray Creek between the West and East Compounds of the 1st Special Forces Group and prepared the documentation necessary to construct the trail. Training facilities at the base typically adjoin roadways and work facilities, but this new 8-foot trail is safely off road and its separation from living and working areas provides refreshment for its users. The trail is constructed of pervious rubberized material that is recommended for running and allows stormwater infiltration; among the features of the trail is a 6-foot pedestrian bridge that connects the two compounds. Six training stations designed for military personnel are positioned along the corridor—horizontal ladder, box jump station, balance walk, gate climb, sit-up, and leg lift—along with chin-up/parallel bars. With its on-road connections, the trail alignment is approximately 1 mile long, and there is space to extend another mile along the creek. The trail is open to everyone on base, and there are access points near Madigan Hospital and Fisher House, which serve injured veterans.

Services Provided by BergerABAM: 
  • Urban Design
  • Wetland Mitigation
  • Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application and Other Permit Applications
  • Civil Engineering
  • Workout and Physical Station Design
  • Landscape Architecture