MID-WAY SURVEY HAS CLOSED
The Ridge to Rivers partnership is seeking feedback on the current 2021 pilot trail program in place this summer. The goal of the short survey is to gauge user experiences with the four management strategies being piloted in the Boise Foothills. Click here to take the survey.
The survey will be open July 15 through Friday, July 23. Trail managers and the Boise Parks and Recreation Department will record feedback received and potentially use it to inform any adjustments to the pilot program, which is scheduled to wrap up November 1, 2021.
Management strategies put in place this year are based on industry best practices and extensive feedback from local trail users. To recap, here is a list of locations and strategies being tested:
- Lower Hulls Gulch Trail #29 – On even numbered days of the month, the trail is closed to all downhill bike travel (open to hikers and equestrians to travel in both directions and open to uphill mountain bikers) for the duration of the pilot. On odd numbered days of the month, the trail is only open to downhill bike traffic (closed to all other users) for the duration of the pilot.
- Polecat Loop Trail #81 – All trail users are required to travel one direction (counter-clockwise) throughout the duration of the pilot. The first half-mile of the trail from the Polecat Trailhead on Collister Drive will remain multi-directional to provide an out-and-back experience at Polecat Reserve.
- Around the Mountain Trail #98 – All trail users are required to travel one direction (counter-clockwise) throughout the duration of the pilot. This trail is jointly managed by Ridge to Rivers and Bogus Basin.
- Bucktail Trail #20A – A new pedestrian-only trail (named Two Point Trail) has been constructed between Central Ridge and Bucktail Trail. The existing Bucktail Trail has been modified and is open to downhill mountain bike travel only. Uphill mountain bike access is via Central Ridge Trail.
“We appreciate everyone’s willingness to give these management strategies a try,” said Ridge to Rivers Program Manager David Gordon. “Our trail team and Ridge to Rivers rangers will continue to educate the public in these locations and gather feedback on the program to make recommendations to guide the future of the trail system.”
To learn more about the 2021 pilot trail program, visit our website. Ridge to Rivers plans to offer additional opportunities for feedback on pilot management strategies when the program wraps up in November.