Long Cane Trails was formed in 2002 by Bill Victor. Most of the work then was in SC. Selling 50% of the company to Todd Branham in 2008, these two took Long Cane Trails work to 7 states and 2 countries. In 2020 Bill sold his remaining 50% of the company to Todd. The company is named after the Long Cane Trails District of the Sumter National Forest – the area where the company first began to design, build and maintain trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians alike.
Long Cane Trails, LLC is committed to the idea of long-term sustainability as the most important aspect of trail design, construction and maintenance. We have been fortunate to work extensively in the field with Tony Boone, Mike and Jan Riter, Jen and Rich Edwards from IMBA and have gained a wealth of information from each. We have cultivated strong relationships with the USFS and State Park Service in South Carolina and North Carolina. Collectively we have worked on trails in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Todd became interested in trail building through his love of mountain biking. As owner of Blue Ridge Adventures, Todd the Race Director found himself doing trailwork to maintain the trails used in the races. Working with the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, he led out many volunteer trailwork days in Pisgah National Forest and caught the trailbuilding “bug.” His devotion to sustainable trailbuilding flourished when asked to work with Long Cane Trails in the fall of 2005. Less than a year later he found himself a partner in the business, leading out many of the projects in design and construction.
P.O. Box 1701
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768