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North River Trails Enhancement Project

Project Number: 
TBFP09_20

A little bit of planning went a very long way to make the trails near Harrisonburg, Virginia more sustainable and fun. 

Often unheralded, the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States has an amazing mountainous landscape, one that easily equals the Rockies and the Sierras for scenic quality and fantastic singletrack.

Leveraging a simple, yet power plan to make improvements in the North River District of the George Washington National Forest, the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition was the catalyst for better trails and a healthier forest.

Compared to years ago when trails in this area first developed, the trailbuilding world has gained a lot of valuable knowledge and uses better tools.  SVBC recognized this and moved toward a vision of reducing environmental and user impacts while creating better experiences. As a result, 15 miles of shared multi-use trails were updated and improved.

In the long-term, this effort will reduce erosion, improve water quality and attract more trail users like mountain bikers, hikers, and hunters.

Value: 
$10K - $49K
Trail Solutions Staff: 
Rich Edwards
Federal Partners: 
US Forest Service
Region: 
Mid-Atlantic
Project Type: 
Featured | Trail Building Fund
Location Type: 
Backcountry
Trail Type: 
Singletrack
Location: 

Harrisonburg, VA US
38.461116, -78.885956
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