Posted by: syncro
Posted by: LoamtoHome
Greatest thing about Cypress is there are no IMBA style trails. Funny how the "authorities" say steep fall line trails are unsustainable but here these trails have existed for decades. It's just about controlling what they don't understand.
That's too simple a statement for an issue affected by a lot of factors including geology, geomorphology and the amount of traffic a trails gets. There are more than enough trenches to bedrock on Cypress to show that steep fall line trails are typically not great for the environment. IMO the two biggest factors that keep trails on Cypress relatively sustainable are more rock and lower levels of riders compared to other places on the shore.
Cheers to the builders there for sure.
the secret to building steeper trails is having breaks between the steeps and getting water off the trail before the steep sections. Trails do not have to follow IMBA to sustainable. Whistler Creekside natural trails are a prime example of this.