With over 12 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails on Roaring Run Watershed Association property we rely on the help of volunteers and trail users, mainly the Roaring Run Rock Riders, to maintain them throughout the year. The trails we have in place so far have made good use of the varied and difficult terrain which is the reality of the RRWA property. They highlight some of the beautiful views and natural aspects of the property and area along the Kiski River. We do have plans for some additional trails to make accessible the full scope of the available property to the public. However, future trails depend upon us demonstrating that we can keep the trails that we have created, well maintained and usable. Challenges included downed trees, wash-outs and of course the biggest obstacle, the “knotweed”, which can overwhelm the trails and make them less enjoyable from late Spring to Fall.
You may notice that some of the blue blazed hiking and mountain biking loops have been marked with wooden named section signs. Not only will this help you remember your favorite sections, and give you named reference points when talking about the trail with your friends. While we welcome your input on trail modifications, it is imperative that you do not make any changes to the trail routing, or add any “stunts” or unauthorized additions. This may put the entire trail system in jeopardy of continued support by the board of directors who ultimately determine how much trail development is permitted. We encourage you help in these endeavors so that the environs of the RRWA property continue to be enjoyed by all. If everyone does just a little, we all benefit quite a lot, and together we make a difference. Furthermore, if you use the trails for your enjoyment, whether hiking or mountain biking, we suggest that you join the Association, if you haven’t already, as this non-profit organization depends financially in a large part on your continued donations and support to carry on its good work.
For more information on our mountain bike trails connect to MTBPROJECT.
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