The new Lemon Gulch Trail network project in Crook County is making progress! Lemon Gulch was included in a comprehensive, multi-user trail proposal developed by Ochoco Trails Collaborative Group that was submitted to Ochoco National Forest Service. Their proposal was approved by ONFS and subsequently selected as a priority area for creating new mountain bike trails. Trail route planning was completed during fall, 2020 and the ONFS environmental analysis is now underway.
The Lemon Gulch proposal wish list includes 30 trails (51.4 miles!) and 22,121 feet total descent; 5 green, 10 blue, and 15 black diamond rated trails; 1 uphill-only trail, 2 bi-directional trails, and 27 downhill-only trails - a long yearned for modern shuttle-accessible DH trail network and just 15 miles east of Prineville. If you think Central Oregon would benefit from this type of trail network send in your comment of support.
Here is the scoping info link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58831 and the link to comment online:
The Lemon Gulch project is the first big project in COTA’s collaboration with the Ochoco Trails group.
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