Wild Rose Trail

posted Nov 3, 2012, 4:16 PM by Eric Meyer   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 11:19 AM ]
Project Description: 
This project provides an alternate route to the Beall & Ridge trails (avoiding the upper sections of Stairway to Heaven) with more sustainable and beginner friendly design and construction.  This trail reduces the increased traffic that the upper section of Stairway to Heaven has seen in recent years from events and recreational riders accessing the Beall & Ridge trails.  

At approximately 1.5 miles in length and an average grade of approximately 3%, this trail makes it possible to access the trails on the backside of Emerald Mountain entirely on single track.

Project Specific Benefits:

  • Provides a direct, singletrack connection to the Beall & Ridge Upper trail head from the front side of Emerald.
  • Reduces pressure on the less sustainable trail "Stairway to Heaven" which has seen high use with events recently.
  • Allows a pure singletrack option to access the back side of Emerald Mountain.
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