Help Re-align Clear Creek Canal Trail’s ‘Ditch of Death’

What: Redding Mountain Biking Club Trail Work Day – Clear Creek Canal Trail Re-alignment
Who: Mountain Bikers, Hikers, Runners, Equestrians
When: Saturday (May 7), 8 a.m.
Where: WES (Whiskeytown Environmental School) Camp, also called NEED Camp.

RMB will be hosting a major trail work day on Saturday, May 7th. The trail we will be tackling is the Clear Creek Canal Trail, doing a major re-route at Orofino Gulch. This section is known as “The Ditch of Death,” along with other non-flattering names, and is located on the historic Clear Creek Canal water ditch trail. The section we will be re-routing is the site of where an old wooden flume used to cross the Orofino Gulch drainage, and now that the flume is gone, the trail drops straight down into the seasonal creek and straight up the other side, causing major erosion issues.

This is the route used by The Lemurian, The Whiskeytown Duathlon, The Whiskeytown Classic, along with The Whiskeytown Chaser endurance ride. This re-route will make a MAJOR difference to all users of this historic trail.

We are hoping that all users will come out for this trail work day. We will be meeting at the WES camp (NEED camp) cafeteria at 8:00 am, for coffee, donuts (a mandatory trail work food!) and a short presentation from Whiskeytown staff and RMB trail work leaders to explain the project.

Read reporter Paul Shigley’s piece about this project, too.

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