Quarry Trail Status
Quarry trails are OPEN. Temperatures are diving below freezing Wednesday night and not expected to rise back above 32F until mid-day Friday. Frozen dirt means you can't hurt the trails! Expect closure again when the dirt thaws back to mud.
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Last Updated (Wednesday, 11 December 2013 21:05)
New trail work calendar for the Winter season is in the works. Check back later.
FATMUG’s celebration of Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day in 2012 got such great feedback from the participants and the community that we wanted to do it again. We felt the gravel lot at the end of the canal (the Scout trail trailhead) would once again be the perfect spot for this family oriented event. We believe the property and the gravel access road leading to it from Fall Hill Ave belong to the City of Fredericksburg. Signs posted on the land saying “City Property”, tax maps on the City’s GIS web site showing City ownership, and statements made by both the Public Works Department and the Planning Department corroborate that understanding. We submitted a Special Event Application to the City for use of their property at the end of the canal to host TKMBD on October 5th and we received the City’s approval. We were unaware that the owner of a neighboring business had taken great offense to our plans based on his assertion that he owns the canal road and the gravel lot.
1. Maintain the integrity of existing trails.
2. Identify areas for improvement on existing trails and execute sound practices to reduce impact on surrounding environment.
3. Design and construct trails to minimize both risk of user harm and environmental impact from all reasonably anticipated trail use for life of trail.
4. Solicit guidance from local historians to design, construct and/or modify trails that provide low impact access to cultural and historical features and landmarks.
5. Repair trail damage resulting from severe weather events, fallen trees, debris and improper trail use (ex. muddy surface riding, unauthorized re-routes, etc.).
6. Educate trail users, especially cyclists, on proper trail use etiquette.