Sandy Ridge update: Lower Hide and Seek is open as of 7/2/10. And it is riding really, really well. A lot of work has gone into re-enforcing the tread with rock and aggregate, and it should hold up much better this winter. A number of sections have been modified as well, and as a whole the trail flows much better.
Work continues on the bridge at Little Joe Creek. Due to this and other trail work, the upper section of Hike and Seek remains closed until July 20th. Click here for more details. The bulk of the work on the bridge has been done though, and it is getting close!
According to the latest update from Tom Slovak of the Northwest Trail Alliance, the Scappoose trails are now open. However- note that once it dries up, and fire danger is a risk and Longview Timber will likely close the area to public access at that time.
NWTA is working with Longview Timber to become partners in Stewardship for the trails as representatives for the MTB community. In order to keep access to these trails they are asking the riding community to remember and respect the following:
- Always respect signage indicating that access via a gate is prohibited or closed to public entry– this can change without notice, so heads up!
- Expect that the Scappoose will be closed at some point during the summer due to fire danger. Please don’t enter during this time.
- PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE GATES– As further clarification, please do not park on the north side of the road by the first blue gate as you come up Rocky Point Rd. Important!
- Be smart about where you park on Rocky Point Rd. RPR gets crowded and there are a lot of blind corners. Make sure you’re parked far enough off the road.
- Tread lightly and pack out your trash. Longview Timber is looking to NWTA and all cyclists to do our part and provide good stewardship for the Scappy trails. Let’s show them that we’re committed to continued recreation on their land.
- Speak up. We have to help each other, as cyclists– we’re in this together, XC/single-speed/shuttlers. Let’s help each other understand what we need to do to keep the trails we love open to all of us. Take the time to talk to someone if you see issues (littering/parking in front of gates/unauthorized entry). Let NWTA know if there are issues that we need to get back to Longview Timber.
pass the word…