Sustainable Trails Bring People out in New Castle, CO
Communities are the driving force behind trail development. It takes a diverse group of invested volunteers to move trail advocacy forward in any place, but more so in small towns. Gold Beach, OR is a great example of how a diverse group of trail advocates can come together to create positive forward momentum. With only a few months time under their belt, the Wild River Coast Mountain Bike Assoc. has created some great partnerships and is creating quite a buzz in the quaint coastal town in southern Oregon.
Gold Beach not only has a devoted community, but an amazing landscape fills the hillsides above the massive Rogue River before it dumps into the sea in Gold Beach. This winning combination will no doubt help make Gold Beach a trail destination in the future. Though trail access is limited currently, Gold Beach is home to an amazing historic trail meandering it’s way from the small town of Agness along the Rogue River all the way to Gold Beach, a 12-mile contour trail with diverse viewpoints and technical challenges along the way. Despite it’s challenging nature, the lower Rogue River trail is an excellent testament to the potential this beautiful landscape can offer to trail users of all types.
It was a fun weekend in Gold Beach and the local enthusiasm was contagious. Thanks to the WRCMBA for all their hard work, the Old Agness Store for their support of the event, and everyone else who was part of this monumental weekend in this beautiful and remote part of the Oregon Coast.