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What do you think?
In our minds there are plenty of opportunities where hikers and mountain bikers can coexist, but in the case of many of these National Scenic Trails, the expectation is that you are there to take part in a hiking experience and the addition of multiple uses, especially along these long distance trails would have an adverse impact on the large numbers of people using these trails to have a meaningful hiking experience. If mountain bikers are looking for longer distance experiences, there are opportunities for them to create their own long distance trails and routes, such as paddlers have created with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
Let us know what you think!