Save Our Single Track
The Deschutes National Forest has proposed the obliteration of a gem of a trail that hardly anybody knows about. This trail is about 6 miles of mostly single track with some overgrown double track in places. It is an official USFS trail number 6.4 and 6.41 and is shown on many of the older maps. It is called the Sunriver Horse Trail, but it is considered a multi-use trail and makes for some really good mountain biking. The trail is on the west side of the Deschutes River and connects Cardinal Bridge in Sunriver on the south with the Deschutes River Trail at Benham Falls on the north. The trail has fallen into a state of disrepair in the last couple years but it's nothing that a little Trail Love won't fix. The USFS is citing elk habitat as the reason for obliteration and this petition is asking that they look at some sort of seasonal closure to solve this issue because we all know that the elk don't use this area year round. If we can get the USFS and the ODF&W to agree to this our next objective will be to get the new Sunriver/La Pine chapter of COTA to adopt this trail and show it some well deserved love.
Deschutes NF proposal: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53951