There soon will be 10 new trail signs added to our trail system. All but one of them will be located between Shea Therapeutic Riding Center and 2C Ranch, then just above 2C Ranch on Oso Rancho Capistrano Trail and the Shea Trail with directional arrows.
These trails are used by many, as they are centrally located by three equestrian stables with more than 1,000 horses in that area, homes which add to the hikers and bikers.
We will have two new names added that currently are not on the city’s Trail Master Plan. The names were brought forth before our Open Space Trails and Equestrian Commission (OSTEC):
- Foster Trail (Not to be confused with Tony FoRster, although a great man and missed by many). This trail was named for Tony Foster who was on city staff for many, many years and was the lead charge on what many of you use and/or admire and are proud of – San Juan Capistrano trail system. Several years of planning, tenacity, challenge and most of all passion were behind his lead and we are thankful for Tony’s time and commitment, YES HE IS STILL LIVING; he just retired!
- 2C Ranch Trail – This area is located on the west side of the riverbed, which our city purchased as Open Space, and is a stone’s throw away from the Shea Therapeutic Riding Center; the area was recently improved by the Open Space Foundation. There will be a “trailhead” sign at this location like our others you have seen around town – that is another Patch article.
Our OSTEC voted 100 percent yes for these two new trail names and then it was passed onto City Council for their blessing. They voted unanimously to move forward and add to our city’s Trail Master Plan.
So for those of you who are not familiar with these trails they will be well marked for your guidance along the way.
I was one of seven who was chosen by council members to be part of the Open Space, Trails and Equestrian Commission. So please know, I can only speak for myself, but almost 100 percent certain the rest of the commissioners feel the same: We are committed, along with City Council, to improve where we can for EVERYONE and our trails are one of those areas we can all enjoy, surrounded by amazing open space.
Happy Trails :)