TRAIL STATUS (As of July 19 2019):

Quarry Trails

 CODE Green

Motts Run Recreation Area Trails

 The City of Fredericksburg has closed ALL biking and hiking trails at Motts Run Reservoir during this extreme heat weekend.

Trail Status Descriptions

CODE GREEN – Trails have LOW SUSCEPTIBILITY to damage. Trail users are still encouraged to respect the trails and avoid unnecessary soil disruption.
CODE AMBER – Trails may be MODERATELY SUSCEPTIBLE to damage from foot and bike traffic in a few wet areas. Trail users are asked to refrain from use or, if necessary, use caution in the few wet areas to avoid widening or damaging the trail. Slow down and bike, hike, or run through these wet areas carefully, rather than around them.
CODE RED – Trails are HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE to damage from foot and bike traffic. It is requested that trail users refrain from using trails until conditions improve.
CODE BLUE – Freeze-Thaw Cycle: Frozen trails are stable and are less susceptible to damage. As trails thaw with warming air (late morning through sunset), the wet areas become HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE to damage. Trail users are requested to refrain from trail use after thawing has occurred.

When temperatures are 32 degrees and below, dirt trails will be firm and safe to use, but when the day heats up and the temperature rises above 32 degrees, the ice melts and the trail becomes mushy and VERY vulnerable to damage. Keep in mind that with the varying topography, some parts of trails will heat up faster due to sun penetration. If you notice soil sticking to your wheels or shoes, please exit the trail.

Other Trail Status Information

The general rule of thumb is to wait 24 hours for every inch of rainfall. This clock generally begins after the rain event has stopped.  There may be deviations to this rule in cases where there has been a lot of rainfall over the prior days or if it has been bone dry prior to the rain event.
During hunting season(s), ensure that you always wear orange (or other bright colors) when using the trails. There are adjacent private properties that may have active hunting going on during the season.