As many people have heard, the Jackfork and Rabbit Ridge Trails at Pinnacle Mountain State Park closed on February 1, 2020. This was done to facilitate the building of a completely new trail system. Central Arkansas Trail Alliance has volunteered to remove much of the old trails to return them back to nature. This includes removing bridges and signs plus some raking to make the old trails "disappear."
On Saturday, February 15, we had 19 volunteers show up in the cold to get as much taken care of as possible. In the next 3 hours, the 4 separate crews removed 8 wooden bridges, 5 signs and posts, removed one metal bridge, and returned 2.35 miles of trail back to nature. The Bail Trail, Stick, and Rabbit Ridge are all history.
Thanks to Dakota for the video above.
Once we were done, Partners for Pinnacle treated us to pizza and soft drinks at the Visitor Center meeting room. It was a tired bunch. Afterwards, 4 volunteers stayed and picked through the wood from the bridges and salvaged a good bit for use on other trails in the area. We did as much recycling as possible.
As a reminder, Please stay off the old trails and any new trails being built in the area for the following reasons:
Watch for word of the next Deconstruct day. coming sometime in March.