More of a trail runner but I do a small bit of mountain biking. I live walking distance from the trails off the 102 by the Bedford rifle range and am looking to do some maintenance on the trails to keep busy while we are under lockdown. (As far as I am aware, they aren’t part of a park, so they technically shouldn’t be closed. As well, keeping in mind that I live walking distance from the trail system, I frequently run the trails and there is never anyone else on the single track, so the risk of covid transmission is non-existent.)
In any case, being primarily a trail runner, I’m not sure who owns or developed those trails nor am I familiar with the proper etiquette for maintaining other people’s trails. Just wondering if it’s fine to do some minor maintenance on these trails? I’m not looking to build or change anything, just clear away leaves, loose rocks and dirt, and fix some ruts—overall, just getting them into rideable condition for once they dry out. Any input would be appreciated.