This trail has had its annual work party, all sections have been touched with either a DR mower, string trimmers or hedgers and it is ready to ride. The main parking lot at Horn Creek is closed for the season so you can park along the road where the trail crosses the gravel road or even better at the winter parking lot that gives you trail access on Section 3. This is a good trail that simply needs some wheels.
The winter parking lot is located approximately at the red dot on the photo (click it to enlarge)!
All non rider trees have been cleared with the exception of one not far from the paved lot going towards section 2. It's an easy go around. I guess that's why it didn't get cut. Or either the sawyer's saw ran out of gas... This is a fun little 5.5 mile trail that needs to be ridden more. I'm gonna make it a point to ride it more often.
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2017 15:45:05 GMT -5 by brando
Trail is clear but in section 4 towards where you drop down the hill at the back of the clearcut, about a 100ft section of the trail has been completely destroyed and is impassable. They cleared a firebreak with a bulldozer and pushed the trees on top of where the trail was. But yet the Forest Service supposedly cares if we go around a mud puddle or straighten out a turn.
Brando - I actually had the opportunity at a meeting one time to ask a USFS official about that very thing. I asked why are they so incredibly picky about trail movement and location but yet a bulldozer will create a road right down the middle of the forest for timber operations. I'm not saying whether this is good or not but he told me the difference is that bulldozer road is considered a temporary project where the trail is permanent. I know you can point out what I was thinking which is what about the potential Indian artifacts or the rare 6 toed toad that might be in the path of that temporary road. Just sharing!