The Twin Falls Trail System May See Some Changes


By Rachel Holt

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) There may be changes coming to the Twin Falls trail system in the near future.

A plan is being developed to improve the trail system, and residents have a lot to look forward to.

"The mission of the community is to combine and enhance the health of the community, making sure we have a safe environment for people to recreate. That's bike, walk on the trails, and get off the streets," said Jaime Tigue, from the Trail Enhancement Committee.

The Magic Valley Trail Enhancement Committee has joined forces with Parks and Recreation with one mission in mind... to improve the trails in the Magic Valley.

Efforts are being made to make the current four mile trail eight miles long.

"They're really passionate about completing the trail system because we think it is one of the greatest assets our whole community has. You just can't beat this view we have along the Canyon Rim Trail," said Parks and Recreation Director Dennis Bowyer.

"We want the trails to be connected so people can recreate on them, going one destination to the Shoshone Falls and go back; we're just continually adding pieces to it," Tigue said.

The City Council has set aside nearly 200 thousand dollars in next year's budget for trails.

“They said instead of spending the money right away, they want to see a plan come back to them, and hopefully they'll approve the plan that comes back to them… and hopefully one of those sections of trail will be completed next year and people can enjoy it," Bowyer said.

In the meantime, fundraising efforts will continue.

“The Santa Run is coming up this year. It’s held on December 2nd on a Saturday. It’s a service project as well as a fun run 5k," Tigue said.

Going the distance... to make for a healthier community.

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