Basin Recreation’s diverse open space properties range from shaded mixed fir forests, mountain shrub communities and lush riparian areas to wide open high mountain shrub steppe. From 70 acres to over 800 acres, these special properties are open to the public year-round with access via numerous trails.
Basin Recreation strives to manage our open space properties to best balance quality outdoor recreation experiences, protect the environment and promote wildlife habitat. Many of the properties are protected by conservation easements to ensure that these lands will remain open, undeveloped and provide public recreation in perpetuity. Improvements on the properties may include parking areas, signed backcountry trails for hiking, biking, equestrian, and dog use, and an occasional picnic table or bench. Note that no dogs are permitted on the Basin 5K loop.