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Sports & Recreation

Mountain Bike Trail Proposed For Lucky Peak

Danny Laroche

The Army Corps of Engineers is seeking input from the public on a proposed new bike trail at Lucky Peak Dam and Lake.

The 15-mile mountain bike trail would start along the southern shore of Lucky Peak near Lydle Gulch and stretch to the area around Chimney Rock.

The Statesman reports the trail would be designated for multi-use and open to more than just mountain bikers. Horseback riders, hikers, birders and picnickers would all be welcome to utilize the proposed pathway.

Along with improving access to recreationists, the Corps believes the trail would open up the area to firefighters should an emergency happen. If a blaze did break out, an established trail could act as a natural fire break and also make replanting the area easier once the fire was out.

Citizens have until July 28 to submit written comments or suggestions to the Corps regarding the project. The nonprofit Idaho Mountain Biking Association would provide the labor and resources to build the trail if it gets the green light.

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