Making Big Progress on Trails in 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:00am

2018 has been another great year for trail building on Land Trust lands.

First up, four new miles of the Donner Lake Rim Trail, linking the Glacier Way Trailhead to Northwoods, were built and are ready for finishing work in the spring. This is an exciting stretch of trail with beautiful views of Donner Lake and the Sierra Crest, connecting Donner Lake Rim Trail to the Trout Creek Trail, which in turn connects to Downtown Truckee. Click here to learn more.

A new pedestrian bridge, avoiding an ongoing erosion issue on the Donner Summit Canyon Trail, was installed this fall with the help of our partners at California State Parks. This keeps hikers, runners and cyclists out of a difficult section of washed out trail on their way to a beautiful overlook of Donner Lake.

Elsewhere on Donner Summit, working with the Access Fund and American Conservation Experience, the Land Trust made significant improvements to the trail accessing Black Wall.

In the Martis Valley, we reworked 1/2 mile of trail in Waddle Ranch Preserve and created ADA access to the beautiful Elizabethtown Meadows Trail.

And we worked to maintain our many existing trails like the beautiful network at Royal Gorge on Donner Summit, including the 13-mile Royal Gorge Rim Trail.

We couldn't have done any of this without your help - from the generous donations that supported professional planning and building, to the roughly 300 volunteers who put in 35 days this summer, adding up to more than 50,000 person-hours!

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