Trail access requirements on private lands

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Posted: Jan 6, 2016 at 11:59 Quote
Hi,

I am the Director Trail Operations for HAFTA.ca. We have an opportunity to be granted access to a private trail network adjacent to our managed network and wondered if any others have run into this situation?

As a not for profit our members dues go towards maintaining trails within the Halton Forest complex (public lands).

While I like the idea of more singletrack are there any concerns our club should be addressing (insurance comes to mind) when working with private land owners? The owner is a rider and approached us, however i thought perhaps the wealth of builders and club members on PB might have run into this before.

No point reinventing the wheel.

I welcome any feedback and appreciate any advice, Garry

Posted: Jan 7, 2016 at 9:44 Quote
You might want to reach out to the local trail crew for WA / USA:
https://www.evergreenmtb.org/
https://www.pinkbike.com/u/evergreenbryan/
They have tons of experience

Posted: Jan 8, 2016 at 7:53 Quote
KingsgateDirtJumper wrote:
You might want to reach out to the local trail crew for WA / USA:
https://www.evergreenmtb.org/
https://www.pinkbike.com/u/evergreenbryan/
They have tons of experience

Thx man i sent them an email !

Posted: Jan 24, 2016 at 22:03 Quote
Our local trail system is split between public and private land. The agreement with the land owner is that the local trail builders (STAY) can build as much as they want on the land wherever they choose, but are not allowed to build items on the trails that could be unsafe (relative to trail biking). For liability reasons, the owner of the land has stated that jumps cannot be constructed by STAY on trails, however using the land to "build a jump" is acceptable. He has also posted a liability notice on the main entrance board, stating that he is not liable for injury or damage to property.

Our trail system is strictly XC style trail, and are located in eastern Washington state as well, so everything is extremely rocky, and building is primarily done by riding and not tooling.

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