Mountain Biking Trail Work Approved for Trenton Park


Re: Mountain Biking Trail Work Approved for Trenton Park

In July 2020, the Town of Trenton approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mountain Bike Trail Builders of Pictou County (MTBPC). The MTBPC entered this agreement with an interest in promoting opportunities for multi-use outdoor recreation trails used for mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, walking dogs and by those just looking to enjoy nature. Both parties have agreed to work cooperatively on the maintenance of existing trails and the development of new trails within Trenton Park.

A summary of the trail work proposed includes:

  • brush and debris removal from all Category 3 trails
  • reroute section to remedy environmental issues
  • support Town staff in completing trail maintenance to fix environmental issues on Category 2 trails
  • construction of a connector and outside loop for phase one of trail expansion.

For the safety of the public, if you come across trail work being done by the MTBPC at Trenton Park please do not interfere as the work has been approved. All participants in this trail work will be required to undergo training to learn safe work practices, expected trail construction standards and will only be allowed to use tools they are both trained and deemed qualified to use.

The Town has not entered into this agreement lightly and has been working with the MTBPC to ensure this is the right decision for Trenton Park. The Park currently has trails that are both impassable and dangerous to the public and cause areas of concern to the Town. This agreement with the MTBPC offers the Town the opportunity to improve the use of the Park rather than letting it be neglected. We are both excited to see this trail work beginning and thankful for the MTBPC for volunteering their time and expertise to make this extensive work possible for Trenton Park at no expense to the Town.