EcoServants began work in June 2015 on the Cedar Creek portion of the Ruidoso Trails Conceptual Plan of 2010. They partnered with the Lincoln National Forest - Smokey Bear District, Village of Ruidoso, Parks and Recreation and Bicycle Ruidoso. This project includes building 1.2 miles of beginner trail that connects three parking and camping areas as well as 4.2 miles of intermediate trail—all with the help of a grant from the National Forest Foundation.
EcoServants’ New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps crew and EcoRangers built the 1.2 miles of beginner trail completely with hand tools by August of 2015. The trail is four feet wide and keeps climbs to small grades for less experienced hikers and bikers. The new trail has received so much use that we did not need to come in later and remove vegetation from the trail tread.
Local contractor Johnson Environmental out of Otero County cut 4.2 miles of rough trail tread by the first week of December.
Now that the snow is melting we have begun the final tread work and the removal of unsustainable trails.