Nature Loop Trail Restoration
WHAT IS THE PROJECT?
- The Nature Loop Trail Restoration Project is a major improvement to the Nature Loop Trail, including maintenance on the dilapidated bridge and boardwalk. The Nature Trail is Tahoe Donner’s original trail and is in the heart of the neighborhood.
- The project will encompass:
- Bridge replacement
- Boardwalk replacement
- 1,500 linear feet of new and rehabilitated work on the existing turnpike
- Rock wall retention and tread stabilization improvement
- 225 feet of decommissioned and rerouted trail
- 4 rolling dips (one with a rock dissipator)
- Armored swale and a new and improved turnpike
- 1,800 linear feet of rolling dips with rock dissipators on existing roadbed segment
WHY THIS PROJECT?
- After the severe winter of 2016/17, the trail closed due to extensive damage, including a failed boardwalk and bridge. This project will reopen the trail and once again become a community connection to the natural world.
- The access road and bridge are the only motorized vehicle access into the Tahoe Donner parcel for forest-management activities.
WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS?
- Member usage and enjoyment will increase when the trail system is back up. This trail is an easily accessible option for younger and older ages. The trail will not be available to users while it is under construction.
WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?
- Construction began in 2019.
- This project finished construction in late October 2020.
- For a timeline of this project, click here.
WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST?
- The total cost is anticipated to be $683,935, which includes the actual repairs as well as extensive environmental impact studies and permitting since the trail is in a wetland area.
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