About

Elevated Trail Design is all about building trail that fits into the natural landscape while maintaining high standards of safety and sustainability.

Whether building a trail system or a bike park, we always strive to make trails fun for the intended user.  Our specialties include the planning, design, and construction of multi-use trails systems. This includes mountain bike trails, hiking trails, equestrian trails, lift-accessed bike parks, public bike parks, and pump tracks.  

Elevated Trail Design is located in the blue ridge mountains, just outside of Asheville, NC. ETD was established by Peter Mills in the spring of 2011 in North Carolina.  Although our roots are in NC, we have built trails and bike parks in Colorado, New Mexico, West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and South Carolina. ETD has worked on a broad range of projects and we pride ourselves in adapting to each unique environment. We can help you at any phase of your trail project, from vision and design to construction and maintenance.  We recognize that every trail project is unique, and we are eager to cater to your specific needs to help ensure your project reaches its full potential.


 
Peter Mills | Elevated Trail Design

Peter Mills

Owner / Founder

Peter attended the University of North Carolina Asheville and earned a degree in Health and Wellness Promotion and Business management. Peter’s love of bikes started at a young age. It all began as a kid, building bike jumps and trails in his backyard with friends. As Peter got older, he always wanted to be on two wheels; whether deep in the woods riding singletrack, digging on dirt jumps, or racing mountain bikes. Mountain biking has always been a vehicle to explore the great outdoors while creating friendships and a deep love and appreciation of the mountains. This passion led Peter to begin trail building. He wanted to create lasting, sustainable trail that encourages others to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. When Peter is not on the jobsite, you can find him at home building and riding his backyard dream track. He enjoys life in the country with his wife Sara Mills and their three dogs.

 

 
Alan Brown | Elevated Trail Design

Alan J. Brown

Project Manager / Lead Trail Builder

Growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Hickory, NC, AJ spent a lot of time outdoors and on two wheels. He later studied agronomy at NC State University. His passion for the outdoors and desire to get more folks outside has led him to a career of trail building. With a background in carpentry and construction, AJ has a wide range of skills that enhance his trail building talent. When he is not on the road managing projects for ETD you can catch him on his bike deep in the woods of western NC with his dog, Lady Bird.