Trail Built to Honor Mountain Bike Star Moriah Wilson
Kingdom Trails dedicated the new 0.6-mile climbing trail, Moriah's Ascent, on August 11. Named in memory of Moriah Wilson, a rising star in the gravel and MTB race scene, former KT employee, Burke Mountain Academy alumni, and a beloved daughter, sister, and friend to many.
Moriah’s Ascent is built as a climbing trail to reach the top of Moose Alley. Entirely hand built with multiple switchbacks for a mellow grade, it also offers a few short, punchy climbs. Built to be Adaptive MTB friendly, the trail travels through beautiful hardwoods and towering hemlock stands.
Throughout the months of June and July, numerous and diverse groups donated their time to work on the trail, including volunteers from the KT board, community members, the Wilson’s family and friends, an all-women’s crew from the Northwoods Stewardship Center, and nine teenage girl volunteers, equaling a total of 200 volunteer hours.
CJ Scott, Trail Director at KT reflected: “The KT Trail crew is honored to help create a lasting memory for Moriah through the construction of this trail by honoring her name and legacy. It is a fitting tribute to her, and we are humbled to be a part of celebrating her life with the dedication of this trail.”
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