Atascadero Horsemen's Club
PO Box 2756 - Atascadero, CA 93423-2756
Trail Updates and Workdays
Proposal for Horse Camps at Santa Margarita Lake
The proposal is still under review by Parks staff. Additional information and/or if
support is needed, I’ll let you know.
Trail Alliance of SLO County
Our last meeting was on March 6. As a reminder, this organization is made up of
non-motorized trail user groups who “collaborate and advocate for trails”: equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers / trail runners. Groups include AHC, BCHC, CCCMB, SLOPOST, ECOSLO, CMA, LPFA and others. We meet about three times a year to share information and go over projects. We are now a project group under SLOPOST. In 2018, we presented to the PG&E Engagement Panel regarding the lands at Diablo Canyon. We are currently working on a mapping project which we can then provide to local agencies – identifying where are the current trail systems and where potential trail connections might be made such as linking County lands with Forest Service lands. We also have plans to develop a website. The website would provide links to each member organization, have links to trails maps, and host a calendar for big events. Discussions also included: status of the Trout Creek land purchase, an update on the Condor Trail, Forest Service Trails on West Cuesta, and trail construction at the Dana Adobe in Nipomo (an equestrian staging area will be provided). Please see me if you would like details.
Montana de Oro – new Canyon View Trail is now open!
This multi-use trail connects the Hazard Peak Trail with Islay Creek Road (at the
Reservoir Flats intersection. It is complete with 11 switch-backs and beautiful views. State Parks, CCCMB, SLOPOST and CMA joined together with funding and personnel to get this machine-built trail completed, with many volunteer hours.
Lopez Lake – Duna Vista Trail: May 3 – 5: The workday will be on Sunday, May 5. Equestrians will get to camp for free at the Black Bear Group Camp on Friday and Saturday nights. Let’s have a good equestrian turnout! If you’re interested in camping, please RSVP to me. Trail work will be focused on the Duna Vista trail re-route. You’ll be able to ride or hike out to the work site (about a mile walk in). We’ll be encouraging to people to work most of the day so lunch will likely be brought out to the work site. The area will be monitored by paid archeologists so to avoid having them come out a second time, the goal is to have as much of the re-route done on Sunday. Please spread the word with your equestrian friends, especially those who ride at Lopez Lake.
Fernandez Trail / Black Mountain – June 2, 9:00. Meet at Turkey Flats
Montana de Oro – June 16, 9:00. Meet at Park Headquarters above Spooner’s
Montana de Oro – July 21, 9:00. Meet at Park Headquarters above Spooner’s