COLUMBIA — Crews from Columbia Parks and Recreation continue to repair damage to the city's major gravel trails.
Crews spent most of the week repairing the Bear Creek Trail west of Creasy Springs Road. This portion of the trail had multiple washouts including one that was 30 feet long and 1 foot deep, groundskeeper and forestry assistant Eric Schmittel said.
The Bear Creek Trail received an estimated 10 to 15 loads of gravel, Schmittel said. In addition to the washout damage, the boardwalk east of Creasy Springs Road to the Garth Nature Area will be closed due to water-weakening, he said. Detour maps will be posted at the site.
The MKT Nature and Fitness Trail east of Forum Boulevard also underwent repairs this week. Like the Bear Creek Trail , this portion of the MKT had washouts and the trail needed resurfacing, Schmittel said. The Hinkson Creek Trail was also damaged but to a lesser extent.
These trails are currently useable, but crews will return on Monday to continue work. At this time, the cost of these repairs is unknown.
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