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From FATRAC:

"Some news for you: I received an email from a visitor to the Darrington
Trail (aka Salmon Falls). He had never ridden there before and was in
search of the Mickey Mouse Trail and Flagstaff Trail. Well he found them
both along with the landowner of the private property that these trails
cross. Yes, indeed these two trails are on private property. Chris Marney
tells me that the State Park property stops at 200 feet above the lake level
(high water mark I suspect).

The landowner has "closed" the Flagstaff and Mickey Mouse trails and asked
the visiting mountain biker not to ride there. The landowner is concerned
with liability issues and is planning on developing a portion of the
property. Unfortunately, this isn't a surprise when you see how much
development is occurring in that area. I will attempt to contact the
landowner and see if we can work out a compromise deal. In the mean time,
please be respectful of the landowner's wishes."

NOTE: Hopefully, we'll be able to establish a legitimate route on MM via a trail easement or other cooperative arrangement with the owner(s). Stay tuned for details.
 

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Here's a little feedback. I encountered the landowner a little over a year ago and he was not all that happy to see us. He and a friend were at the old wood ramp drinking a few Buds. He was also packing a large pistol and kept repeating he wasn't happy with all the increase traffic on his property and also stated he was planning on developing part it.He did let us pass through and we left on a decent note. It would be great if he allowed continued access. Good luck with this.
 

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Bummer

What a bummer to lose access to such a fine trail.....I hope some kind of comprimise can be worked out....I won't be riding it anymore because I respect private property rights....he owns it...he can do what he wants....period.

Now Government / State property...thats another deal altogether

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