Heavy erosion and trail closure

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User: Riff Raff - 5/11/2006

Location: Johnson Creek Greenbelt

Rating: 1star
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 0.20 Mile  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: I'd walked on a bridge over this trail a number of times walking between my office building and Thundercloud. Did not know the name of it at the time, but erosion has not been kind to this trail. The trail was laid in concrete, and much of the foundation for the trail has been washed away since then. Large concrete slabs have half-fallen into the creek area, and some of the slabs that haven't fallen (yet) have entirely too much visible space underneath for anyone to actually contemplate walking on them. I was rather surprised that access to that trail had not been closed, as it's obviously a dangerous area.

I took another section of this trail going to and from the Town Lake Hike & Bike trail today and sure enough, there's actually a trail closure sign further south of the section I'd already seen. So, it's a serviceable connector between 5th Street and Town Lake Hike & Bike but you wouldn't be able to go farther north than that without using the surface streets. The trail near Enfield road could be better, but I wouldn't hold my breath. This area needs a whole lot of work.

Area around Johnson Creek Greenbelt
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