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Oregon State Parks Adds Two New Scenic Bikeways to Enjoy

Oregon State Parks Adds Two New Scenic Bikeways to EnjoyTualatin Valley and Madras Mountain Views bikeways have been designated as new Scenic Bikeways by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission, bringing to 11 the number of official state Scenic Bikeways.

The commission approved the designation at its May 2013 meeting in Baker City. The Oregon Scenic Bikeways program is the first and only of its kind in the country. Launched in 2005, the program, which now includes more than 790 miles of designated scenic bikeways, is a partnership between Cycle Oregon, Travel Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation and OPRD.
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Seven Western Trails Designated as National Recreation Trails

Seven Western Trails Designated as National Recreation Trails Seven trails in five Western states were designated as national recreation trails on May 31, 2013 by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis.

The seven trails, located in California, Iowa, Mi...
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Park Service Teams, Mountain Bikers Promote Safe Trail Riding in California’s Santa Monica Mountains

Park Service Teams, Mountain Bikers Promote Safe Trail Riding in California’s Santa Monica Mountains In response to increased complaints and collisions on local trails, the National Park Service (NPS) has teamed with the Concerned Off-Road Bicyclist Association (CORBA) to promote safe and courteous riding in the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern Ca...
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Yosemite’s Popular Mirror Lake Loop Hiking Trail Reopens; Closed in 2009 by Massive Rock Slide

Yosemite’s Popular Mirror Lake Loop Hiking Trail Reopens; Closed in 2009 by Massive Rock Slide Closed for more than three years due to a massive rock slide that took place just below Half Dome, Yosemite National Park in California reopened the Mirror Lake Loop hiking trail to the public on Oct. 18, 2012.

The five-mile loop that follows Tenaya C...
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Key Section Added to Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail

Key Section Added to Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail One of three critical remaining pieces of land necessary to complete the 65-mile Backbone Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has been acquired by the National Park Service.

The five-acre property, acquired in September 2011, ...
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