A final decision for the Clear Creek Extension and Jacks Valley Loop Trails has cleared the way for construction of 8.1 miles of new nonmotorized single-track trail and decommissioning around 4.65 miles of user-created trails, and installing trail signage.
“The Jacks Valley Trail Project includes building two trails that will expand opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding in the vicinity of the Jacks Valley area,” said Carson District Ranger Matt Zumstein of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. “This is just the first step building onto a trail system that will continue to improve community connectivity, reduce barriers to access, and support environmental and social sustainability of recreation for the Jacks Valley area.”
One of the two trails is an extension of the existing Clear Creek Trail that begins at Jacks Valley Road. The other trail is an optional loop off the Clear Creek Trail and will be called the Jacks Valley Loop.
“We are excited that our partner, Carson Valley Trails Association, will be able to start construction on these two trails sometime this winter or early spring,” said Zumstein. “Of course, it is all dependent on the weather.”
The final Decision Memo can be downloaded at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60364. For more information on this project please contact Garret Nuzzo-Jones, Recreation Management Specialist, at email@example.com or 540-204-7951.