The Friends Enjoying Ewing Trails’ (FEET) group is leading the creation of a mixed use trail system at Ewing Reservoir for hikers, bikers, and equestrian user groups. A popular destination for jogging, dog-walking, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors, Ewing Reservoir is currently the most popular outdoor community space in Hayfork. FEET project partners, including the Watershed Center, hope to expand that popularity by building a trail system on land surrounding the reservoir. An expanded trail system has the potential to enrich Hayfork by providing a recreational, economic and educational resource that is centrally accessible and that showcases the beauty of Trinity County.
The initial phase of project construction will be a single-track trail that winds through the oak woodlands contouring above the reservoir and exploring the swales and hollows of the area. Future phases are anticipated to include over 30 miles of trail that traverses ridgelines, loops through forests and connects to USFS property to the north. We anticipate that an expanded trail system will draw visitors and locals to recreate at this well-loved resource.
The Watershed Center is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management, Trinity County Waterworks District #1 and the following local community stakeholder groups:
- Trinity Horses and Long Ears Club
- Dogaholics Anonymutts Dog Scouts of America Troop #229
- Hayfork Action Sports
- Hayfork Cooperative
- Community members
- Local mountain bikers
While it is in early design and implementation phases, our vision is that the project will be supported through community volunteer work efforts.