Total Proposed Mileage: 5.5-7.0
In Progress: 11% Built
X-C, Flow, Bike Park
Lat: 37.866083 | Long: -120.2088685
The current designation of trails in PML’s Unit 16 is hike/bike. New trails built in PML’s Unit 16 will maintain this designation with the exception of a directional, bike-only downhill section (Phase 7 on the map), and a Bike Skill Park (Phase 5 on the map).
All trails will be bike-optimized and will adhere to the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s guide for building sustainable trail.
Due to the steepness of the terrain at the access point and the limitations of the available width of the slope, the access trail-Phase One-has been built to adhere to principles of sustainability as well as to accommodate those of most ability levels. The trails are not intended for wheelchairs, strollers, or bike buggies.
SHORT TERM GOALS
Groveland Trail Head’s immediate goal is to create a race and event venue in PML’s Unit 16 in order to draw tourism to the area.
GTH will begin to focus on the development of a conceptual trail plan for Phases 2, 3, 4, and 6 in order to create a network of trails with enough mileage for running and cycling events.
LONG TERM GOALS
YOUTH INVOLVEMENT, STEWARDSHIP, AND COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING
One of our biggest areas of focus is the creation of a safe place for youth and families to recreate and train. This includes creating a training area for both X-C and High School Race League programs.
GTH is working with NICA to create future opportunities for trail volunteerism where kids can learn the principles of sustainable trail design and construction.
Groveland Trail Heads collaborate with local land managers, local volunteers, user groups, and trail professionals to design and build sustainable trails in order to minimize ecological impacts. Sustainability, forest stewardship and collaboration are our focus and finding ways to involve community members in our projects ensures that there is local investment in our projects which increases the success and longevity of the trails we build. Promoting stewardship of our local public lands also strengthens our connection to our natural surroundings for the health of our forest.
The PML Unit 16 trail network is an ideal place to access public lands and can provide access to the Mohican mine trail and the Rim of the Tuolumne River Canyon.
In the future, we will work with the USFS to connect developed trails and systems to create a hub-and-spoke regional trail system that stretches from Groveland to Yosemite.