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Master Trail Development Plan for Jericho Mountain State Park (NH)

Master Trail Development Plan for Jericho Mountain State Park (NH)

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JERICHO MOUNTAIN STATEPARK
Riding Area Master Trail Development Plan
February 2007Prepared For:
NH Division of Parks and RecreationBureau of Trails172 Pembroke RoadConcord, NH 03302
Prepared By:
Horizons Engineering, PLLC34 School StreetLittleton, NH 03561
 
 
 
JERICHO MOUNTAIN STATE PARKRIDING AREA MASTER TRAIL DEVELOPMENT PLANFOR THENEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATIONBUREAU OF TRAILSCONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIREFEBRUARY 2007
34 School StreetLittleton, NH 03561Phone 603.444.4111Fax 603.444.1343 Horizons Engineering, PLLCEmail @horizonsengineering.com Copyright © 2007
 
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...............................................................................................1A.
 
Introduction..................................................................................................................1B.
 
The ATV Park Master Plan........................................................................................21.
 
The Trail System Master Plan..............................................................................22.
 
The Campground Master Plan.............................................................................33.
 
Core Area Facilities...............................................................................................3C.
 
Capital Costs and Phasing ..........................................................................................41.
 
Opinions of Cost.....................................................................................................42.
 
Construction Phasing.............................................................................................4D.
 
Economic Models.........................................................................................................61.
 
Model assumptions.................................................................................................62.
 
Model Results.........................................................................................................63.
 
Financial Conclusions............................................................................................74.
 
Regional Economic Benefits..................................................................................7E.
 
Review of the Current Process for Developing ATV Trails on PublicLands.............................................................................................................................8F.
 
Strategic Acquisitions..................................................................................................9II.
 
EXISTING CONDITIONS.............................................................................................10A.
 
The Physical Characteristics of the Site...................................................................101.
 
Location and Site Character...............................................................................102.
 
The First Phase of Trail Development in the Park; Summer 2006.................11B.
 
The Market for OHRV and ATV Riding Areas .....................................................12III.
 
DESIGN CRITERIA.......................................................................................................13A.
 
Trail Development .....................................................................................................131.
 
Levels of Difficulty...............................................................................................132.
 
Special Use Trails ................................................................................................143.
 
Trail Comfortable Carrying Capacity, CCC....................................................16a.
 
Trail Density Assumptions............................................................................16b.
 
Critical Access Trails.....................................................................................17c.
 
Managing Trail Density.................................................................................17B.
 
Campground Planning and Design Criteria............................................................171.
 
Remote Sites .........................................................................................................182.
 
Tent Sites...............................................................................................................183.
 
RV Sites.................................................................................................................18C.
 
Core Facilities.............................................................................................................18D.
 
Other Uses of the Park ..............................................................................................18E.
 
Signs and Trail Markers ...........................................................................................19

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