Last time we hiked RF trail we got less than a mile and a herd of cattle was in the middle of the trail Second time we have encountered the Bulls and had to retrace our steps. Anyone know if the ranchers who use this area can be advised that this is a trail, not a pasture?
Elsa Rogers writes:
“Part of River Fork Ranch has grazing, part of it doesn’t. The West Fork Trail on the Ranch follows an actively used ranch road that has had cattle grazing since the 1800’s. Cattle are typically present during the spring months but usually not year-round. The rancher and current owner, The Nature Conservancy, partnered to provide formal public access on this road in 2012. Cattle do not graze on roughly the first half mile of the West Fork Trail from the Genoa Lane side, and they do not graze on the East Brockliss Loop. If anyone is uncomfortable being around cattle, it is recommended to turn around at the cattle fence on the West Fork Trail.
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