Hoosier Mountain Bike Association

Trails Under Developement => Brown County State Park Phase 3 => Topic started by: Paul_Arlinghaus on May 11, 2014, 09:08:40 AM

Title: Phase 3: Limekiln Connector and Weedpatch
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on May 11, 2014, 09:08:40 AM
The Limekiln Connector and Weedpatch will greatly improve connectivity throughout the trail system. 

Currently beginner and intermediate riders either need to take the road or ride the expert level Walnut to connect to Limekiln. And HP is the only trail up and down between the North and South trails. 

The Limekiln Connector will allow riders to connect Limekiln to the rest of the trails, by crossing the road and heading North.  It will connect to Weedpatch which will run along the upper part of the Ridges and connect Aynes to HP. 

These trails will be intermediate level trails and could be hand or machine built.  Cost to Hand Build would be $20k due to some of the drainages required to cross.  The trails could be machine built at an estimated cost of $75k.  Hand build trails would be similar to HP or North Tower, and machine built would be similar to Limekiln.

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(http://indytrekracer.smugmug.com/Sports/BCSP-Phase-3/i-JpLLsj7/0/M/Weedpatch-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Phase 3: Limekiln Connector and Weedpatch
Post by: Steve King on August 19, 2019, 06:00:34 PM

Thank you to Salesforce, and specifically Brad Wetnight, for organizing this corporate volunteer day on Weedpatch at Brown County State Park. We had 16 people out in two groups and everyone worked so hard it was a handful to keep them busy.

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Title: Re: Phase 3: Limekiln Connector and Weedpatch
Post by: Steve King on October 06, 2019, 03:35:34 PM
Big thank you to SalesForce and HMBA volunteers for two days of work!  We got the Weedpatch bridge complete!


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Title: Re: Phase 3: Limekiln Connector and Weedpatch
Post by: Steve King on November 16, 2019, 11:42:20 AM


Some pictures from the dedication of the Weed Patch Trail.

From the Department of Nature Resources.

We were glad to dedicate the Weed Patch Trail today, which provides an additional 2.4 miles of riding for mountain bikers and walking for hikers at Brown County State Park. Thanks to the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association for their leadership in completing this trail.

HMBA board members joined DNR staff and members of the community today to officially dedicate the new 'Weed patch' trail at Brown County State Park. State Parks Director Dan Bortner was very complimentary of HMBA's contributions and continuing relationship with IDNR in his remarks. Thank you Dan!



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Title: Re: Phase 3: Limekiln Connector and Weedpatch
Post by: indyshred on December 13, 2019, 08:07:24 AM
Everything at BCSP is coming around nicely. As you can see the Weedpatch trail is different than designed, whats the future of BCSP? Is HP East and HP Bowl gonna happen?  Is it a plan or even possible to design a trail to go from the middle of Weedpatch to the N side of the park?
Title: Re: Phase 3: Limekiln Connector and Weedpatch
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on December 16, 2019, 09:01:00 AM
HP Bowl has been built but the name was changed to Bobcat.
The first half of Bobcat was built from the Park office to Bobcat.
This winter, the HP return (unsure if that will be the official name) and Weed Patch from Bobcat to HP will be scouted and the alignment finalized. Construction will start in 2020.
The final trail will be the Limekiln return which we plan to build in 2021.
Title: Re: Phase 3: Limekiln Connector and Weedpatch
Post by: Mahk on January 14, 2020, 09:48:41 PM
I think the second sentence in that last post should read:

The first half of Weed Patch [not Bobcat] was built from the Park office to Bobcat.