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GKAA adds 120 Km of new trails” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:22|text_align:center|color:%2381d742″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”68564″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” border_color=”sky”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
In April of this year ATV BC approached the Greater Kamloops ATV Association (GKAA) and asked the members if they wanted to continue a project that had been started in 2010 by the District of Logan Lake, the Logan Lake ATV Club and many other interested groups including both the Federal and Provincial government. A plan was presented that had been developed for a trail system in the Greenstone area.
GKAA agreed to take over the project for 2015, to develop a trail joining Face and Paska Lake, Leighton Lake, Duffy Lake, Greenstone lookout and Pendleton Creek forestry campsite.
In late fall, the project wrapped up with signage installation. New riders in the area are now able to get on the RIM trail and be able to go to any of these areas and back with well-marked signs. For example, beginning at Face Lake heading to the Duffy Lake area they would just have to follow the signs. They could play all day in the Duffy area then return on the RIM trail at the end of the day. Many signs have been installed to date, showing the developed trails, bridges, creek crossings and marsh crossings that will lessen the geological impact on the area.
This project was funded by the Federal Government under the National Trails Coalition, and the Provincial Governments Ministry of Forests, Land & Natural Resource Operation, Recreation Sites & Trails. Additionally, many in-kind hours were provided from the members of the Greater Kamloops ATV Association, the Greater Kamloops Motorcycle Association and other groups.
Greater Kamloops ATV members invite ATV’ers to “Come ride with us!” The Club hosts the Pendleton Creek Forestry camp at 3km up the Greenstone Road towards Duffy Lake. From here you can ride the new RIM trail over 120 km and end up back at Pendleton Creek.
Visit our website HERE (www.gkaa.ca) or join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kamloops.atv/