Improving the Northern End of the Wildwood Trail
Right now there is a race going on at the northern end of Forest Park. This isn’t an athletic competition—rather, it’s a race to improve as much
of the Wildwood Trail as possible between Milepost 29 and Newberry Road before winter weather closes in on us. This race is taking place in one of
the most remote and pristine areas of Forest Park.
Moreover, the trail in this section is narrower and more primitive than in other parts of Forest Park and often clings to the sides of steep slopes. Keeping the trail well maintained in this area is in everyone’s best interest, since it helps keep trail users safe and free to enjoy the scenery while also helping protect the integrity of the surrounding ecosystem.
With the days growing shorter and the weather becoming less predictable and very chilly, the race is on to finish these improvements before the rains return. We have just a few more volunteer work parties remaining in 2017. Sign up to volunteer!