You've heard of epic trail rides, this is going to be an epic trail build. The red line on the map is a very rough projection of what we have in mind.
This trail will begin behind the wildlife exhibit and wrap all the way around the center ridge of the park and end up above the park pool connecting to the coal mine trail. Currently there are no trails on this ridge of the park.
We are estimating that this tail we be in the neighborhood of 10 miles and will probable take a couple winter seasons to complete.
We plan on breaking the work up into smaller sections with access points along the way so riders and hikers can utilize the trail in distance increments that suit there needs.
The first section that we will complete will be from the wildlife exhibit to the Guyandotte Beauty trail. If completed in time this section will be incorporated into the 2010 WVMBA points series race in April.
Check out a few pictures of the first days work, please note the perfect working conditions.