Emerald Mt: Directional Trail #1

posted Nov 3, 2012, 11:07 PM by Eric Meyer   [ updated Aug 8, 2013, 1:06 PM ]

Project Description: The primary purpose of this project is to provide a directional trail option on Emerald Mountain.  Directional trails reduce user conflict and promote safety by providing alternate uphill, or downhill only access for trail users.

This layout will change during the final design process but will be based on final trail layout while maintaining the design parameters.  Final layout will be in the same general location as shown in the preliminary layout.   The flagged trail will be walked with land managers for final approval before construction begins.  The intent is to machine build this trail maintaining the Trail Clearing & Tread Width criteria limits (attachment B) as set forth by IMBA’s trail standards. This trail is suggested to be a bikes only directional flow trail.  Natural and/or man made features will be a part of the finished trail including wooden features, berms & jumps.  Any features would conform to current conservation easements and would be built to the guidelines set forth by IMBA’s newest publication of bike park standards, due for sale fall 2013, to ensure maximum sustainability and minimum risk. This trail will start on or near the last switchback of Blackmere Dr before the Quarry overlook and continue until the Cross Roads crossing.  Any conflict with crossing existing trails will be mitigated with signage and trail features that slow the directional rider to safe speed before the crossing.

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