CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby wrob » June 29th, 2019, 2:16 pm

NOT rideable, i bailed early, yesterdays' rain has turned the marginal areas back into a watery, muddy, rutted, quagmire. ride arounds have made the trail 30 ft. wide in spots. It's ugly.it may take more time to dry out this year to be able to do the trail
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Brenton » August 2nd, 2019, 7:20 pm

Rode this morning. Trail is dry. Allot of ruted up areas after the mud has dried the previous couple of months.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby peedy » April 28th, 2020, 7:17 am

rode on sunday, first and last section were great. middle section (with the crane thing) was pretty muddy. perhaps the nice weather yesterday and today will help!
other than the conditions, the trail seemed to be in pretty good shape. is there any plan to add any built obstacles/bridges to this trail? that middle section could really use something as it gets pretty much un-rideable with the mud.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby FLIPMODES » April 28th, 2020, 7:29 am

We have plans but there are a few things we need before we can get started.
1. They need to be approved by the City's parks and grounds director before we can start.
2. We have to wait for the stay at home order to be lifted.
3. Weather conditions/water levels is always a concern. We prefer to work on dry land instead of water or mud. But some areas we just don't have a choice.

We will post trail days on here and face book as soon as we know when we can get out there.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby peedy » April 29th, 2020, 7:43 am

FLIPMODES wrote:We have plans but there are a few things we need before we can get started.
1. They need to be approved by the City's parks and grounds director before we can start.
2. We have to wait for the stay at home order to be lifted.
3. Weather conditions/water levels is always a concern. We prefer to work on dry land instead of water or mud. But some areas we just don't have a choice.

We will post trail days on here and face book as soon as we know when we can get out there.


sounds good!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby tripleskulls » May 28th, 2020, 11:41 am

Would any of the trail plans be friendly for an Eagle Scout project? I know of a few scouts (including my son) that are looking for projects to help the community.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Roy » November 6th, 2020, 10:49 pm

I rode this trail today, first time in over 3 years. It is in great shape. I like all the new bridges.
I have not been in the saddle since my last crash, about 2 years ago. So I was a great day to be in the woods ridding a bike.
We have great ridding weather for the next 10 days - get out and ride!


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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby peedy » November 10th, 2020, 7:33 am

Looks like there's a new feature in the first section (the area where it's typically flooded and muddy). Not sure if the beams will be anchored down at some point, but I dig the skinny offshoots, makes for a nice technical addition to a local trail :)
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby peedy » November 10th, 2020, 1:01 pm

peedy wrote:Looks like there's a new feature in the first section (the area where it's typically flooded and muddy). Not sure if the beams will be anchored down at some point, but I dig the skinny offshoots, makes for a nice technical addition to a local trail :)


along these same lines, is there any appetite to add any built-in jumps? whenever I ride through i can imagine a few jumps here and there to add some fun options.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Roy » November 18th, 2020, 9:28 am

Peedy,
There is a huge pile of broken concrete hidden in the woods near the Public Works area.
With a whole lot of work it could be used to build a off trail jump of some kind.
But I don't think there is enough MMBA interest in trail building right now.
You might be able to generate interest, just contact the TC and go from there.
This trail has turned in to a Boy Scout Eagle Badge project trail.
It is an amazing trial when you consider what we (MMBA) started with - a flood plane that flooded every year.
At one point we tried marking a flooded part of the trail with white gravel - that is not work.

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Roy » November 19th, 2020, 11:28 pm

There is an opportunity to add a jump feature the very west end of the trail. There is some elevation there.
Again check with the T.C. ( could be a protected flower issue there)
At the east start of the trial where it wanders around in the woods log piles could be built.
















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