HIMBA Trail Character List

All trail work in the Mt. Geoffrey Regional Nature Park and the adjacent Crown Lands must be authorized by the Comox Valley Regional District. All work in the Mt. Geoffrey Escarpment Provincial Park must be approved by Provincial Parks.

In the Spring and Summer of 2020, HIMBA members embarked on a Trail Character Designation project. The goal was to provide guidance to authorized bodies and authorized individuals who take on trail maintenance and improvement projects. HIMBA undertakes trail bed improvement projects with the approval of the CVRD. If you would like to take part in volunteer trail maintenance, please contact us.

People who wish to work on trails must contact the CVRD or Provincial Parks. And, before submitting an application to the relevant body, please be sure to check the Trail Character List first, to ensure your intentions match the designated character of the trail you plan to work on.

Character Modifiable/Fixed definitions:

– Modifiable/Fixed:

A trial designated as Character Modifiable may be improved with berms, jumps and the speed may be increased (all pending approval). However, intersections should not have their speed increased, and the usual erosion prevention standards must be observed. Modifications must not change the skill level of the trail (don’t put a Black Diamond jump in the middle of a Blue trail).

– Character Fixed:

Trails designated Character Fixed, (with approval), may be repaired, root armored & given erosion prevention measures such as waterbars. Care must be taken to not change the nature of the trail with regard to speed, flow, or jumps

a PDF version of this sheet can be found here

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