Woodstock Hopes To Open New Trails in Early 2014

The Downtown Spur and Noonday Creek Trails are on target to open in early 2014.

The trail head along Market Street. Credit: Kristal Dixon
The trail head along Market Street. Credit: Kristal Dixon

Two segments of Woodstock's Greenprints Trail network is nearing completion.

The city hopes both the Downtown Spur and Noonday Creek trails will open in early 2014, said Preston Pooser, the city's parks and recreation director. 

Pooser said he has his fingers crossed with hoping nothing will delay the trails from opening to residents.

"It’s a hard time of the year to complete anything on time with the holidays and weather," he added. 

The Downtown Spur Trail, which is .75 miles and is situated west of Main Street, will run south from Market Street at its intersection with Elm Street and will connect with the Noonday Creek Trail. 

That trail, which is around .9 miles, will then run south toward Highway 92 along Noonday Creek. 

The leg of the trial network will run near Woofstock Park, where a trail head will be constructed, and would be just over 1.5 miles. 

The two trails are part of the city's Greenprints Trail initiative, which would create an expansive multi-use trail network throughout the city. The first portion of the trail, the Trestle Rock trail at Olde Rope Mill Park, is a paved half-mile portion that runs along Little River.

Along with the multi-use trails, the city also has its Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails at the park, which encompass several miles of trails ranging from beginner to advanced use.

A not-for-profit organization, Greenprints Alliance, has been created to raise money to fund the construction of the trail network. 


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