The Bonneville Trails Foundation
The Bonneville Trails Foundation is an officially recognized non-profit group. Our purpose is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of North Bonneville’s trail network along with all of the features that make it unique (including the all important caretaking tasks for our special Bigfoot family). Since our beginning efforts were established in 2006, we continue as an unapologetically ambitious group in fulfilling our long term vision of making Bonneville a regional trail hub within the Columbia Gorge.
Latest Updates (4/23/17)…
Bonneville Trails in the press links:
Trail closure/B-PCT Connect Plan (Columbian)
Discovering Bigfoots on North Bonneville Trails (Camas/Washougal Post Record)
North Bonneville: Building Dreams from the Bottom Up (Friends of Gorge)
Bonneville Bigfoots concept unveiling from 2012 (Oregon Live)
April Meeting Summary:
We are humbled and gratified to announce that our April meeting set another attendance record. Another impressive representation of backgrounds including Bonneville civic leaders, trail group representatives, local citizens, hikers, in addition to a strong showing by the mountain bike community. This all led to more great discussion and feedback involving our current projects (see below) as well as a strong beginning to our visioning process towards making Bonneville a regional hub for recreational trail access in the Columbia Gorge.
We look forward to seeing you all again and hopefully more new faces at our next meeting scheduled:
MAY 16th, 3pm at the North Bonneville Event Center
The Bonneville Event Center is located across the street from the main entrance to the City of North Bonneville (directly across the street from the Chevron gas station).
May Public Meeting Agenda:
- Project updates (projects detailed below)
- Bonneville Trails Membership development efforts
- Open Discussion/Visioning roundtable
As we continue our efforts of not only creating a Bonneville hub for trail recreation, but also a hub for ideas and thought, this meeting will once again be formatted heavily towards open public discussion. If you have a thought, idea, feedback relating to the trails through the western Columbia Gorge and/or relating to community improvement for the city of North Bonneville, this is the place to be. Although recent high attendance has made it a bit of a challenge to get everyone’s voice heard, we will continue to strive towards a round table style format. We are a group of listening and resulting action. Your participation is what fuels our efforts.
As always, the May meeting will be open to any and all. If you have curiosity and interest in the trails in Bonneville and/or its surrounding areas this is the place to be.
We are currently leading and/or partnering on several exciting projects in the planning phases to include. To get the latest updates or to help on any of these projects, attend our next public meeting or contact us directly (email@example.com)…
The Bonneville-Pacific Crest Trail Connection (B-PCT project): A trail link connecting the city center of North Bonneville to the trail network immediately to the city’s north including the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This project has taken immediate priority due to the recent closure of access to the Dick Thomas Trail.
The Beacon-Bonneville-Stevenson Connect Trail: A joint effort linking into the Friends of the Gorge Towns to Trails project for the creation of an east-west trail link. This project would establish the first non-motorized connection between the city center of North Bonneville to Beacon Rock State Park to the west and the community of Stevenson Washington to the east.
The Bonneville Discovery Loop playground area update: A partnership with the City of North Bonneville for a complete upgrade to the community playground area. This project fits into one of our longstanding visions of making trail access more appealing to children and families.
Bonneville Regional Trail Hub Master Plan: This project begins the process towards developing the official plan for our master vision to make Bonneville a major regional trail hub point within the Columbia River Gorge. From it’s prime location to its already developed trail facilities, to its Bigfoot family and interpretive trail network, Bonneville is set up in so many ways already to push this ambitious effort forward and we feel we can be the catalyst to make this happen. But it will involve a long term planning process that we hope to begin at our next meeting.
Stay tuned to our Trails Foundation Facebook Page for the most current updates and meeting announcements.
Any questions or comments please feel free to contact us anytime at: