Willmore Park Trail Development 2015 - 2018  

 

      Willmore Park Trail Development

2015 - 2018

 

* updated Fall 2016

Project Scope

Build approximately 8km of new singletrack trails to utilize more of the park space.

Repair damaged sections of existing trails.

Build a mid-sized bike park.

Rationale

There are large areas of the park that contain phenomenal potential, yet remain unseen and unused.

New trails will effectively utilize these areas while maintaining and extending the intent of the park.

There has been a noticeable increase in trail usage by mountain bikers, trail runners, and snowshoers.

Edson could use a greater variety of physical activities available to it's citizens.

Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports.

Willmore Park provides the only mountain bike trails in the Edson area. 

Benefits

Increases and maintains interest in trail usage.

Encourages a healthy lifestyle and sustainable living.

Provides a healthy and fun atmosphere for youth, adults, and families.

Continues to serve the needs of all existing user groups.

Gain provincial exposure as a desirable mountain biking destination.


2015 - Raspberry Stinger

The Raspberry Stinger travels through Willmore Park's highest elevated area.  The topography provides for some great descents going either way.

1167 meter distance.

Raspberry Stinger is done and officially open! Please go and take a spin on the new trail.  Thank you so much to all the volunteers that came out for many hours to make this happen!

2016 - Overflow & Ridge Roller

Overflow extends around the overflow campground area connecting the existing River trail to the Spruce trail loop.

942 meter distance.

Ridge Roller will start at the lookout bench on the Pine trail and finish below, connecting to the Willow trail loop.  Featuring a naturally sweeping flow down the ridge line and great views of the Mcleod river.

1002 m distance.