Rouge Park Trail headed towards success

From Model D: Rouge Park trail workers After a promising start and a disappointing abandonment, the hike/bike trail at Detroit’s Rouge Park is back on track.

Last year the Student Conservation Association worked primarily on replacing steps to Scout Hollow, which is also in Rouge Park. But this year there was an interest in doing something more in line with was the SCA did throughout the country — build trails.

MTGA and the MMBA helped get the SCA started and away they’ve gone.

Model D has an excellent article this week that describes more about what’s happening in their article, Urban mountain bikers take heed: Rouge Park Trail being improved and expanded.

It’s expected that the SCA will finish up the 1.5 mile trail on the west bank of the Rouge River this year then tackle the east bank next year. Both projects combined will result in a challenging 3-mile singletrack loop for hiking and mountain biking — all within the Detroit city limits.

Look for a trail project wrap up celebration sometime next month.

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