The Trails marked did have a Net fence and sign if access from the road as of last month. They do not have anything else and you can only tell if approached in one direction.
Ok, I saw that the map of one of them showed a fence segment by the road. But no markings from the other end. So no way for a cyclist or hiker to know not to use it unless entering off the road...
Correct.. no boundaries once entering which makes it difficult. I initially mapped that OOB when I had a course approaching from that direction. Ben left it on there but looking at the course he designed I don't think that it would be affected too much.
I don't think it made much if any time difference. On the long I paralleled the OOB path leaving 7, using the road across the creek, rather than trying to run the hillside paralleling the cliffs. Dylan did the same, passing me on the road.
On the short, the other trail could have been used for a simple (but probably not fastest) route from 2-3, but at the cost of losing a couple contours of elevation and then having to climb back. I ran the trail a short distance, making a point to leave it after just a few steps, and cut thru the woods toward the upper trail.
I was wondering about that leg from 7-8 and if anyone used the trail. Shorter route but that road would be way simpler. 2-3 on the short would have been much harder going down and then back up again.
Yeah neither one was an optimal route choice, and I figured it would be best not to have anyone bursting out of the woods past a "Trail Closed" sign so I left them in.
I used the trail on 7 to 8 but it was not easy getting across the little creek that fed into the big creek. The road had to be faster.