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Whipple Creek Regional Park reopens trails to bikers and horseback riders

Whipple Creek Regional Park - photo courtesy Clark County Public Works

CLARK COUNTY, Wash. – Whipple Creek Regional Park is opening its trails to all trail users, including bikers and horseback riders, on Sunday after it was closed for the rainy season.

The dirt trails have only been open to hikers and joggers since November. The closure helps preserve the trails when they become muddy.

“The seasonal restrictions were effective, and the primitive trails are in great condition,” said Bill Bjerke, parks and lands manager for Clark County Public Works. “We appreciate trail users respecting the restrictions and hope people get out and enjoy the natural trails now they are open to all users.”

The park has poor drainage, which causes persistent rain to create heavy mud on steep slopes.

Volunteers have spent 7,600 hours improving trail conditions during the past six years.

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