The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the Blue Ridge Ranger District, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (CONF) has awarded a $40k grant to SORBA to administer the Jake & Bull Mountain – Jones Creek Dam Reroute Project.
The Jones Creek Dam Reroute is being constructed now by Mike Riter, Trail Design Specialists. The reroute consists of constructing new high quality singletrack trail reroutes before and after the Jones Creek Dam. When finished, there will be about a 1.12 miles of meandering singletrack trail constructed on the west side of the dam with viewscapes of the dam valley and offers a much better experience than the FS access road currently being used. The FS access road will remain open for wildlife food plot and dam management. Another .27 miles will be constructed on the east side of the dam that eliminates the unsustainable fall line trail currently in use. This section of unsustainable fall line trail will be decommissioned as part of the project.
This project is possible through the support of the Chattahoochee Trail Horse Association (CTHA), Northeast GA SORBA, SORBA, Back Country Horseman of North GA, National Forest Foundation, USFS and REI Co-op Mastercard Cardholders.
Next public workday to perform finish work on this project is Saturday, November 2, 2019. Click HERE for more info.
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