The latest East of Hudson Unit Management Plan proposes closing several popular trails at the multiple use area.
Trails to be closed:
Trails have been on the DEC's own maps for years
The DEC's own map has several of these trails listed and mapped, going back to at least 2017: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/maptaconichereford.pdf)
4 of the Top 10 most popular trails are on the list for closure
According to activity logs gathered from app data such as Strava and Trail Forks, 4 of the trails proposed for closure are among the top 10 most popular trails at 909.
Timbuk2 Trail was approved by former Forester Barbara Lucas-Wilson
In September 2009, in coordination with Forester Barbara Lucas-Wilson, Fats In The Cats bicycle club proposed and built what is now the Timbuk2 trail. This was a reroute and closure of 3 logging trails that were plagued with illegal off-road vehicle activity and in poor condition.