A huge thanks going out for an awesome job by the Rutland High Cross-Country team. Evergreen Fall ( a favorite training route for the team) is now a great trail not only for hiking & running but mountain biking too. Lots of improvements in drainage were also part of the upgrade.
Check it out on your next trip to the park and think of all the hard work these folks donated today to get it done.
We will not be removing leaves from the trails this year. We understand the leaves make the trails slippery. We have experimented with removing leaves and it really damages our trail system in Pine Hill Park in the long run. We blow what precious dirt we have off the trail and leaves then end up clogging the drainage’s that we work hard on keeping opening to let water escape the trail tread. Our soils are totally different than other areas and our trails benefit from leaving leaves on the trails. The leaves will get ground in as people ride, run and walk on them.
We appreciate your cooperation by riding, running, walking a touch bit slower.
This is an excellent video to explain why we do not remove leaves.
The skills course is coming in nicely. Bryan has been working hard along with Hunter. The skills course is right behind the kiosk at the main entrance.
Hunter and Liam give two thumbs on the skills course Bryan has been working on the front entrance. The small loop is not quite finished but finished enough for kids and adults to do laps on. Check it out. It’s on the knoll behind the kiosk and gardens.