WENATCHEE — After a big year of trail building at Squilchuck State Park, proponents are hoping to finish the large project by fall 2016.
Over the past two years, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, trails architect Matt Rose and numerous volunteers have created nearly three miles of new trail and started work on a mountain biking skills park. The goal is to add the final four miles of trail and complete the skills area by next November.
When completed, the work will have transformed the park located below Mission Ridge into a mountain bike facility that also can be enjoyed by hikers and trail runners.
Travis Hornby, of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance’s Central Washington chapter, said thousands of hours of work have gone into the project. Hornby said trail building should go faster next year because all the bridge and rock walls are finished.
“It’s a significant community asset,” Hornby said of the park and its new amenities. “We still have a lot of work to do, but I’m excited about getting more people involved in what we have here in the valley.”