Whiting Ranch Trail Maintenance – Assistance to OC Parks
Sleepy Hollow Trail
March 30, 2018
The SHARE Mountain Bike Club worked with volunteers to assist the OC Parks with trail maintenance in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park on March 30th. The volunteers were individuals that all enjoy mountain biking in Whiting Ranch and other OC Parks in the area and wanted to give back to the parks for the time they spend riding on the trails.
The volunteers helped the Whiting Ranch Park Ranger and maintenance staff continue their work on the Sleepy Hollow Trail to address trail damage caused by past rains and general use by hikers, bikers and equestrians. The trail had become very rutted and the rocks had become exposed due to the eroding soil. The OC Parks staff brought fresh dirt and water in their park ranger trucks. The dirt was used to fill in the ruts and then the water was put on top of the dirt so that it could be packed down tightly – this provides a surface that is more sustainable for a longer period of time. In addition to the trail repairs, water drains were created in strategic places in order to get the water off the trail early so it does not run down the trail and cause damage.
Thank you to the OC Parks staff and all of the volunteers who came out to help work on the trails!