The Bonneville Trails Foundation
The Bonneville Trails Foundation (BTF) 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 a long term vision of making Bonneville a regional trail hub within the Columbia Gorge.
FALL 2017 UPDATE
Perhaps no where better than Bonneville provides a first hand view of the scope of the recent Eagle Creek fire. With the once green ridges that framed this beautiful community now turned black, it remains a difficult view for many. But we go forward with perspective of healing and renewal that the fire’s natural process ultimately brings.
While the rainy/snow season has now come to the Gorge, public events have slowed, but work continues behind the scenes on plans for a Bonneville – PCT connect trail and an entirely new interactive play area. This work all fits in to our broader vision in creating a regional trail and recreational hub within North Bonneville. Have questions? Want to offer support? Feedback you’d like to provide? Contact us anytime…. BigfootTrails@outlook.com
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)
We are currently leading and/or partnering on several exciting projects in the planning phases to include the ones summarized below. To get the latest updates or to help on any of these projects, attend our next public meeting or contact us directly (firstname.lastname@example.org)…
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 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. Although obviously requiring a long term planning process, we feel we can be the catalyst to make this happen.
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: