HOOT TRAIL (formerly the Cable Trail) SAFETY NOTICE
The Hoot trail is now officially open. if you have not been on it you need to check it out. It is a flow trail from Harmony Ridge down to Rock Creek road, near the nature trail.
It was built on Forest Service land as a collaborative effort between BONC and Gold Country Trails Council. Our own Orion put in a huge amount of time and effort to get this built. However the equestrian group (Gold Country Trails Council) put in a large amount of money and time also. This is a multi-user trail. It is open to hikers, equestrians and cyclists.
The trail lends itself to fast riding, with lots of berms and jumps. However it is not a race course. As it is open to all non-motorized users it is imperative to be cautious on your way down and make sure you are able to see that the trail is clear of other users ahead. Do not be "that guy (or girl)" who causes an incident or injury to other trail users. Everyone has the same right to be out there, and everyone has the same right to feel safe from cross-user conflict. Remember that an equestrian encounters multiple cyclists on every ride, proper etiquette and manners allows us to all get along."