soft surfaced trail with snow

Trail Condition Blog

Why are trail conditions important?
Hiking or biking on soft-surface trails when they’re muddy can severely damage the surface. The trails through Town are designed with drainage in mind, but during the snow / rainy season things may not drain properly. When there’s snow on the ground, and temperatures rise above freezing, the ground begins to thaw the top layers of soil. However, the ground below is still frozen. This doesn’t allow for proper drainage and can cause a moist and muddy surface. Walking, riding or hiking when it’s muddy can damage trails, requiring costly and time-consuming repairs. A good rule of thumb – if you see snow on the ground, stay off the soft-surface trail. The Town has more than 30 miles of concrete trails that are available year-round.

Help us keep trail users up to date on current conditions by posting your findings here!

Mar 29

Soft-surface trails

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 2:20 PM by Lisa Sorbo

The rain and snow is gone and the sun is trying to peak through the clouds, but don't be fooled, muddy conditions exist and will need some time to dry out.  Please stay off the soft surface trails today.
Mar 26

Paved trails

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 10:40 PM by KerriAnne Mukhopadhyay

Dry now and clear for use.
Mar 15

Stewart Trail at Ridgeline Open Space

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 2:25 PM by KerriAnne Mukhopadhyay

Rich hiked the West side yesterday and reports the trail is in great condition.