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 (3/22/17)…
Some Good Press:
Check out this article recently published about our efforts:
March Meeting Summary:
Our March meeting was held as scheduled and we were yet humbled again on the diversity of trails and civic experience in attendance. The resulting discussion and feedback from this group gave us our most invaluable aid to date in formulating strategies in moving forward with our current trail projects, most specifically the B-PCT plan (described below). Thank you all so much for budgeting your time to attend and we look forward to seeing you all again and hopefully more new faces at our next meeting scheduled:
APRIL 18th, 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).
Meeting Format Change:
Based on the background knowledge by most in attendance on our projects at this point, and our desire to seek as much feedback as possible to steer our strategies moving forward, we are looking at adjusting the next meeting’s format a bit in order to foster yet even more discussion. Although continued high attendance may make this a challenge (but that’s a good thing!), look for more of a round table type discussion format at the next meeting. Your participation and feedback fuels our efforts.
As always, the 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:
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: