Leading the way in trail construction and enhancement

Rutledge Excavating has established itself as a premier specialist in the construction and rehabilitation of hiking and biking trails, with a distinct focus on repurposing existing routes such as old railroads. Our expertise spans a comprehensive scope of work, encompassing clearing, excavation, demolition, rough and finish grading, and the meticulous construction of trails and trailheads. We prioritize the integration of drainage structures and erosion and sedimentation controls to ensure the longevity and sustainability of our projects. Additionally, our services extend to topsoil placement, seeding, and site restoration, contributing to the preservation of natural environments. Rutledge Excavating also excels in the installation of signage and amenities such as restroom facilities, further enhancing the overall trail experience for enthusiasts. With a commitment to excellence and environmental stewardship, we continue to lead the way in trail construction and enhancement.

Completed Trail Projects include:

  • D&H Rail Trail – Stevens Point
  • D&H Rail Trail – Lanesboro
  • D&H Canal Trail – Phase 2 – Mamakating, NY
  • Lackawanna River Heritage Trail – Marvine Section
  • D&H Canal Trail – Phase 1, Mamakaing, NY
  • D&L Rail Trail – Laurel Run
  • Back Mountain Trail Mile 7, Dallas, PA
  • Trolley Trail Phase II, LaPlume Twp – Lackawanna & Wyoming Counties
  • Factoryville Connector Trail, Factoryville, PA
  • Susquehanna Warrior Trail, Shickshinny, PA
  • Countryside Conservancy – Lackawanna County Trailhead
  • Inter-Municipal River Trails Project – Smithfield Township
  • Reservoir Park & Nature Preserve, Boro of Highspire
  • AOAA Phase II Trailhead, Shamokin