c0nsumer wrote:madmike23 wrote:I always wondered why the front part of Rivierbends along 22 Mile Rd was not utilized? That area is hilly and looks fun.
I can only give a bit of history and perspective, but back when I was TC and first laying trail out I checked out this area and deemed it not worth developing MTB-trail wise. Here's why:
- It's actually quite a small area and bordered by private property.
- It's quite a wet area. Small/short/steep hills with lots of water / floodplain at the bottom.
- It'd be a short, disconnected section of trail. This is not good from a usability perspective, as it wouldn't get ridden much. It's best to have all your single track connected so people can ride it with options, not needing to jump across the parking lot for an extra half-mile. Any isolated section like this wouldn't get used much and thus wouldn't self-maintain.
I would slightly disagree with the usage. I think utilizing every inch would trump the disconnected aspect in a small footprint park. It works for Hickory Glen. All those hills and ridgelines could make for a roller coaster-ish.