Friends of Pathways has a formal partnership with the USFS to collaborate on design, construction and stewardship of local trails for all users – hike, bike, horse, and ski. We’re committed to providing easy year round access to trails in order to maintain our high quality of life in Jackson Hole.
It was a busy week on trails and pathways. We string trimmed the old horse trail that parallels the Wilson Centennial Pathway as a way to give people a quieter multi-use trail to spread out on during busy commuting hours on the pathway. Use it as a mellow horse ride, a place for your kids on strider bikes, or a jog on dirt to take it easy on your knees. We also installed the new Willow St. Bike Lanes to provide a safe route to school and across town. You can now bike safely and take trips to the grocery stores, Garaman Park, the post office, the library, the Flat Creek, Wildlife Lane, and Snow King trailheads, the fair grounds, Phil Baux Park, Snow King Mountain Resort, the town and county buildings, the Genevieve Block Park, the schools, and Rec Center just to name a few. Since it looks like rain this weekend maybe take it easy on the trails and stick to the pathways. Leaving ruts, foot prints, and hoof prints on the trails keeps water from shedding off of the thousands of drainage features we maintain each year and that means the trails stay muddy longer after it rains. The crew also cleared Big Rocks and lower Blacks, History, and Crater which can provide some snow free loops on Teton Pass. We will make our way up lower Phillip’s Canyon and Ridge trails next week and try to push up Game and West Game. Munger Mountain is also all clear and a great option right now. The Cache Game trails are mostly dry except for the upper reaches of Wilson Canyon, West Game, Game, and Cache. The warm temps later next week should help open those up so endure the rain and look forward to that!