A Shorter Palisade Plunge, 25 Miles of New Trail in Missouri, and More [Trail Flow]

New trails are being planned and opened this week from Queensland, Australia to Missouri, USA.

Trail Flow is a roundup of all the mountain bike trail related news of the week including new trail builds, advocacy, and planning. Do you have trail news? Email [email protected] for possible inclusion.

Major trail system being considered along the Cassowary Coast

Photo: World Trails Facebook post.

The Cassowary Coast Region Council in Queensland, Australia is moving forward with developing a business case for investing in a potentially massive trail network known as the Cardwell Mountain Bike Project. The plan, developed in conjunction with World Trails, calls for up to 94km of trails and would cost $8-10M to build out. Riders can keep up with the planning process here.

Plunge to Powderhorn offers riders cooler, shorter version of Palisade Plunge

Photo: Evan Green (@thegreenevan)

The Daily Sentinel reports that Powderhorn resort is seeing demand for its shuttle service along the Palisade Plunge route this summer. Rather than dropping all the way down off the mesa, The Plunge to Powderhorn route is rated intermediate and avoids the hotter, lower elevation riding that’s included in the full Palisade Plunge. The article also notes the 2-mile Rim View Connector trail is under construction, and when complete, will connect Powderhorn with the Rim View Trail.

CAMBA completes Wild River trail

CAMBA in Wisconsin worked with the National Parks Service and private land owners to create the Wild River connector trail this summer. “The short but sweet trail links the abandoned railroad grade with Parker Road and crosses a segment of the Wild & Scenic Riverway. It overlooks a scenic bog pond where a picnic table will be installed.”

Squamish Off-Road Association gets approval to extend Miki’s Magic trail

SORCA recently received approval for a nearly 1km extension of the Miki’s Magic trail, which is dedicated to the life of community member Mikayla Martin. Dream Wizards is heading up the build with groundbreaking set to take place this summer.

Dual Slalom track ready to ride at Farmdale

Mountain bikers in the Peoria, Illinois area have a new dual slalom trail to play on at Farmdale. In a Facebook post Dakota Michael says, “everything is roll-able for those that don’t want to catch major air cause it’s gonna send you!

Fellows Lake opens 25-mile trail system in Missouri

Photo: Facebook

TrailSpring worked with City Utilities near Springfield, Missouri to officially open new trails last month around Fellows Lake. The project is part of Dirt 66 project which seeks to create 66 miles of bike trails along the historic Route 66 corridor.

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