TOWNSHIP TRAILS REVITALIZATION
Brooktrails has over 30 trails offering many miles of
hiking. Over the years some of the trails have been
maintained by volunteers, but revitalization of the
trails is a Township goal as many trails are in disrepair. While
the Township has set aside monies in its budget to
support this work,
volunteers will be needed.
And, indeed, we have had
a team of volunteers taking the important first step of
mapping the trails. As reflected in this announcement,
they need your assistance:
Discover what put the
‘trails’ in Brooktrails
Team Trail Map
has been working hard walking and biking all of the
trails in Brooktrails with a GPS unit to develop a new
trail map. Now they need your help with this new
Hiking Trails Map
which you can view in PDF format (or you can
download the very large PDF file here
This daring team of
volunteers would like to know:
- What do you like about the attached map??
- What you would like changed??
- What information you would like on the map??
leave your comments on our Facebook page or e-mail them
Want to see at a full-sized, hard-copy map? Stop
by the district office; take a look and leave your ideas
and comments behind. Together, now and in the future, we
can make Brooktrails a wonderful place to live and play.
Thank you!! The Team
Schiffbauer-Bowles, Tim Ramming and Adam Sherff
The old map can be viewed by using the Hiking Trails
Map link in the page header above.
Sometimes residents aren't aware of our trail system
which is a valuable asset to the community.
In 1992 our trail system was included in the
Hiker's hip pocket Guides series
The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino
and offers this description of a
recommended 5˝ mile hike:
Development of our trail system was included within the initial plan
for the community. It may be helpful to be aware of the policy documents
that over the years established and reaffirmed the long term objectives for a trail system.
Adopted Planning Documents
The Brooktrails Redwood Park Master Plan (linked
in the headings above)
makes specific provisions for trails in the passive use
area of the park/greenbelt areas as follows:
Appendix A referred to with regard to trails provides:
Most recently in 2013 the Board of Directors of
the Township approved a Stewardship Plan as
recommended by the Recreation, Greenbelt &
Conservation Committee which included the
following regarding the trail system:
If you wish to learn more about the trail system
and how to volunteer to work on the trials,
visit or call Township Office
and follow ouracebook