Gateway Trail Improvements

I know where I am, but where are you?

As part of the Trail Association’s ongoing effort to keep the Gateway Trails a quality experience, we recently installed nine “your are here” signs throughout the network.  So just when you think you are hopelessly lost, one of these signs will come to the rescue!

We also updated the map panel at the trailhead kiosk to now show the Foundation and Pig Farm Trails, and removed a proposed trail segment that wasn’t needed.  Enjoy!

Giving Tuesday a Huge Success!

A big “thank you” to all the donors who gave generously to the Mt. Shasta Trail Association on Giving Tuesday. Preliminary results show that we will receive over $11,000!  Your support will help us to continue our work on the Gateway Trail network expansion, a safe trail to Mossbrae Falls, and other big projects. The photo below shows the area where the Gateway expansion will be located.

View of Gateway Trail expansion area

Save the Date — Saturday June 7 — Gateway Trail Ribbon Cutting

The first Saturday in June is always National Trails Day.  Thus, its a fitting time for the community to celebrate the (relatively) new Gateway Trail.  The Trail Association — along with the Forest Service and the Mt. Shasta Mountain Bike Association — will be holding a short ceremony on Saturday June 7th beginning at 9:00 AM to officially acknowledge the completion of this multi-use trail located on national forest lands close to town.  There will be friends to greet, refreshments, and short speeches honoring the trail and those that made it happen.  See attached flyer. Gateway Trail Celebration

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Gateway Trail Video

Want to take a quick spin on on your virtual mountain bike on the Gateway Trail without leaving home?  Then click below for a fun ride up and down the humps and through the trees on this new trail!

 

Gateway Trail Update

Work on the Gateway Trail is moving right along!  Recently, a trail map was added to the kiosk (pictured below) and permanent directional signs have been installed along the trails.  Soon, the parking area will see some additional landscaping and entrance signs will be put up along Everett Memorial Highway.  Even with these finishing touches not yet completed, the trails are open for your enjoyment — either to hike, mountain bike, or run.

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Gateway Trail Map

We have the final map that will be posted on the Gateway Trail kiosk. Smaller versions of these maps will eventually be made available from the Forest Service and other outlets.  Note that this is a large PDF file — 4 megabytes.

Here is the overall trail map:  Gateway Kiosk Map

 

Work on the Gateway Trail Progresses

The International Mountain Biking Association recently led a trail-building workshop that included work on the Gateway Trail.

Also, the College of the Siskiyous football team put in an excellent day of work on the Gateway Trail. Read all about it here.

Hike the Gateway Trail with the MSTA on Saturday, May 19th, 2012

The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites you to join us on a moderate 7 mile loop hike Saturday, May 19th, 2012, on the brand new Gateway Trail on the flanks of Mt Shasta. We will start out with gorgeous views of the Eddys, Black Butte and Mt. Shasta and then enter the serene forest. We will climb a total of 700 feet.

The Gateway Trail, just constructed last fall, was created for hikers, bikers and horses by the Mount Shasta Trail Association in partnership with the Forest Service. The extensive network of Gateway and (existing) Tunnel trails have lots of opportunities for loops. This volcanic area used to be large brush fields dominated by manzanita brush. Hikers will see evidence of the herculean efforts made to convert the area to conifer plantations. This accessible trail is right in our own back yard, off of Everrit Memorial Highway.

Participants meet at the Fish Hatchery in Mt Shasta at 9 am. Bring lunch and water. We will return by 2 pm. For further questions call Joan Roemer at 926-0647.

 

IMBA Trail Building Workshop in Mount Shasta May 11-12, 2012

The Mount Shasta Trail Association Presents:

IMBA Trail Building Workshop: May 11th and 12th, 2012

201 N Mount Shasta Blvd, Mount Shasta, CA 96067

Overview:

  1. Presentation on the economic benefits of trails (Friday evening, 7pm @ Black Bear Gallery)
  2. Classroom workshop on essential trail building elements (Saturday morning, 9am-12n)
  3. Field instruction and hands-on trail building workshop (Saturday afternoon, 12.30-3pm)

Friday May 11 @ 7pm at the Black Bear Gallery (upstairs)

Join us for a presentation by IMBA crew on the economic benefits of recreational trails in small towns and an update on the construction of the Gateway Trail and future plans.

Saturday May 12 @ 9am-3pm: meet at the Black Bear Gallery (upstairs), Lunch provided!

IMBA’s Trail Building School teaches IMBA’s philosophies and trains local volunteers and land managers on how to build and maintain sustainable trails.  The school involves a classroom session in the morning and a hands-on workshop in the afternoon.  Elements covered:

  • Introduction to the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew
  • Trail building theory
  • Essential elements of sustainable trials
  • Designing the trail
  • Rerouting and reclaiming trails
  • Advanced trail construction techniques

*Morning will be spent in classroom and then we will carpool to Gateway Trail for a hands-on building clinic.  Please plan on attending both classroom and outdoor sessions.

Who Should Attend this Workshop?

  • Any trail user (bike, pedestrian, equestrian, etc.)
  • People interested in or tasked with trail design, building and maintenance, such as land managers and city planners
  • Community service: those who oversee a community service program, those who need to complete a community service project
  • Anyone who would like to understand the elements for trail sustainability
  • High school mountain biking teams and local scout troops
  • Cycling teams, urban planners, parks and recreation majors, etc.

Lunch and Tools Included!

The Mount Shasta Trail Association will provide all tools necessary for the hands-on trail building workshop and also provide lunch for all participants. Please bring appropriate work clothes, shoes, rain gear, gloves, etc.

For More Information: Contact Andrew Braugh, 530-440-5921 or drewbraugh@gmail.com

International Mountain Biking Association Trail Building Workshop May 11 and 12, 2012 in Mount Shasta

The Mount Shasta Trail Association Presents: International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Trail Building Workshop: May 11 and 12, 2012

Upstairs at the Black Bear Gallery – 201 N Mount Shasta Blvd, Mount Shasta, CA 96067

Overview:

  1. Presentation on the economic benefits of trails (Friday 7pm @ Black Bear Gallery)
  2. Classroom workshop on essential trail building elements (Saturday morning, 9am-12n)
  3. Field instruction and hands-on trail building workshop (Saturday afternoon, 12.30-3pm)

Friday May 11 @ 7pm at the Black Bear Gallery (upstairs)

Join us for a presentation by IMBA crew on the economic benefits of recreational trails in small towns and an update on the construction of the Gateway Trail and future plans.

Saturday May 12 @ 9am-3pm: meet at the Black Bear Gallery (upstairs), Lunch provided!

IMBA’s Trail Building School teaches IMBA’s philosophies and trains local volunteers and land managers on how to build and maintain sustainable trails.  The school involves a classroom session in the morning and a hands-on workshop in the afternoon.  Elements covered:

  • Introduction to the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew
  • Trail building theory
  • Essential elements of sustainable trials
  • Designing the trail
  • Rerouting and reclaiming trails
  • Advanced trail construction techniques

*Morning will be spent in classroom and then we will carpool to Gateway Trail for a hands-on building clinic.  Please plan on attending both classroom and outdoor sessions.

Who Should Attend this Workshop?

  • Any trail user (bike, pedestrian, equestrian, etc.)
  • People interested in or tasked with trail design, building and maintenance, such as land managers and city planners
  • Community service: those who oversee a community service program, those who need to complete a community service project
  • Anyone who would like to understand the elements for trail sustainability
  • High school mountain biking teams and local scout troops
  • Cycling teams, urban planners, parks and recreation majors, etc.

Lunch and Tools Included!

The Mount Shasta Trail Association will provide all tools necessary for the hands-on trail building workshop and also provide lunch for all participants. Please bring appropriate work clothes, shoes, rain gear, gloves, etc.

For More Information: Contact Andrew Braugh, 530-440-5921 or drewbraugh@gmail.com