WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BIKE OR RIDE WET TRAILS?
If you ride your horse or bike, you are damaging the very trail that volunteers have worked so hard to keep in sustainable condition. This time of year, some of our weekend days may not be actually raining, but solid rains during the week have left our trails in very delicate condition. Horses hooves sink in, bike tires create V-shaped ruts that the rain runs down and erodes the trail.
HIKE WHEN TRAILS ARE WET
The answer is simple. Get off your horse and bike and enjoy the hike. Human feet make very little impact on damp trails. Just stay ON the trail bed and enjoy the green!
GOLD COUNTRY TRAILS COUNCIL is a very active group of over 400 equestrians, based in western Nevada County. To find out about this nonprofit that was started in 1981 and the work they do on the trails, go to their website HERE.