Sisters Trails Alliance
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Established in 2001, the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to planning, constructing and maintaining walking, hiking, cycling and equestrian trails in Sisters Country. The STA believes that trails are an indispensable ingredient of quality of life and economic vibrancy in Sisters Country – providing both healthy recreation and environmentally sound transportation. Its first Trails Plan in 2003 identified some 80 miles of trails for signage and construction. The current Trails Plan, adopted in 2011, proposes an additional 150 miles of trails, pathways and lanes, including commuter links, singletrack, and a paved path from Sisters to Black Butte Ranch.
The Sisters Trails Alliance works closely with the US Forest Service, the City of Sisters, the Sisters Chamber of Commerce, the Sisters Schools District and many other community organizations and businesses to implement its plans. Everything the STA does depends on the passion, time and money of community volunteers and businesses. To see how you can become involved check out our Upcoming Events & Activities. Please join us in our work to enhance trails in Sisters Country – contact us at email@example.com.
As a result of the recent unseasonably warm weather our STA trail adopters are reporting that the surfaces of our trail system are becoming unstable as the surface layers melt. A few inches down the ground remains frozen, preventing the melting ice and snow in the surface layer to drain properly. The result is a very unstable surface layer the consistency of mush in most places. We are asking our trail users to avoid using the trails during this time, especially those using bikes and horses. Using the trails when they are in this condition results in some pretty major damage to the trail surfaces, damage that is difficult to repair! As soon as the ground refreezes or completely melts out we will reevaluate the trail conditions and let everyone know they are good to go for use. Thanks so much for your understanding and cooperation.
Sisters Trails Alliance was very involved in the creation of the three Scenic Bikeways in Sisters Country. Here's an eye candy view of the McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway.
And check out these cool videos created by our very own Gary Guttormsen.
Metolius Loop State Scenic Bikeway
Experience STA Trails
McKenzie Pass State Scenic Bikeway
Sisters to Smith Rock State Scenic Bikeway
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