Aberdeen Gem Trail Foundation

Aberdeen Gem Trail Foundation The Aberdeen Gem Trail Foundation was formed to coordinate planning and implementation efforts for the Aberdeen Gem Trail. The Foundation meets monthly to discuss and plan trail maintenance needs, fundraising efforts, and expansion plans.

Board of Directors:
Ingrid Brian
Chelsey Lowder
Monte Ledford
Mary Leisy
Karen Love
Steve Love
Alice Petersen
Tom Salaiz
Brian Schneider
Steve Morris


Executive Committee:
President - Brian Schneider
Vice President/Treasurer - Alice Petersen
Secretary - Monte Ledford

09/29/2020

The Gem Trail is getting a sealing coat put on today and possibly tomorrow. We are asking people to stay off the trail until tomorrow evening as it needs to set for 1.5-2 hours.

06/11/2020

Due to the uncertainty that Covid-19 May have on Idaho’s staged re-opening, the Gem Trail Committee has decided to cancel this years Aberdeen Daze Fun Run/Walk. If the state continues to recover from Covid-19, we will hold a run/walk this fall and would love for you to join us. We will send out information once that is in place.

05/19/2020

To run or not to run?

The Aberdeen Gem Trail is looking for feedback to see if people are wanting to participate in this years 5K walk/run. Please comment so we will know if you plan on participating and can move forward with preparations. Please spread the word. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. Chelsey-2082217955 or Alice-2083978006. All of this is contingent on if the Aberdeen Daze celebration continues as planned.

Let us know by June 9th so we can have time to prepare!

01/24/2020

The Aberdeen Gem Trail Foundation is applying for an Idaho Parks and Recreational trails program (RTP) grant to extend the existing Aberdeen Gem Trail. This project would consist of .6 miles of asphalt trail for non-motorized use. It would begin at the Northern edge of Aberdeen at Slaugh Road, connecting to the existing Hazard Creek section of trail. It would proceed East going under Highway 39 at Hazard Creek and then adjacent to Hazard Creek Golf Course until ending at the intersection of 1700 S (Boat Dock Road) with East Bingham Street. This project would extend the existing Gem Trail to over 2 miles of asphalt.
Your input is of great value to us and your comments regarding this project would be greatly appreciated! Comments can be submitted anonymously at City Hall or posted on the Aberdeen Gem Trail Foundation page

Some of the cuties that showed up on the Gem Trail on Halloween!  Wish I could havve gotten all the costumed kids.  We h...
11/02/2019
16 new photos by Alice Petersen

Some of the cuties that showed up on the Gem Trail on Halloween! Wish I could havve gotten all the costumed kids. We had a good turn out and glad for all who showed up Thanks for coming out on such a chilly night! A few of the decorations along the route are also pictured.

Gem Trail cleanup and crack sealing day!Many thanks to Steve Love, Daniel Love, Chelsey Lowder, Brian Schneider, Monty L...
10/26/2019

Gem Trail cleanup and crack sealing day!

Many thanks to Steve Love, Daniel Love, Chelsey Lowder, Brian Schneider, Monty Ledford for their hard work!!!!

Ready for Halloween night.

Also - the Gem Trail Foundation will be applying for another Idaho Parks and Recreation grant for non-motorized trails so we can extend the trail alongside the golf course all the way to Experiment Station Road.

10/05/2019
The Gem Trail is all groomed thanks to Tom Wright and his family and in good shape for the Fun Run!!!   If you haven't r...
06/13/2019
New photo by Alice Petersen

The Gem Trail is all groomed thanks to Tom Wright and his family and in good shape for the Fun Run!!!
If you haven't registered you can today or tomorrow. Friday, June 14, is the last day to sign up and receive a t-shirt on race day You can also register for the Fun Run next week and up to 7:45 AM on Saturday. You will be able to order a t-shirt. We hope to see you there. Sign up and bring and friend! or two!!!

This form can be picked up at the City Hall in Aberdeen  To reserve a T-Shirt, please register by Friday, June 14th  The...
06/06/2019
New photo by Alice Petersen

This form can be picked up at the City Hall in Aberdeen To reserve a T-Shirt, please register by Friday, June 14th There will be Awards for the Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female runners and walkers and also for the top 3 Kid runners 14 and under. Plus draw prizes! Come and join the fun. All proceeds go to the Aberdeen Gem Trail Foundation! After the race enjoy a free breakfast and all the fun all day long! See you there!!!

The Aberdeen Daze Dash is coming up!  Sign up at the City Hall by Friday, June 14th for a T-Shirt!  Bring a friend along...
06/06/2019
New photo by Alice Petersen

The Aberdeen Daze Dash is coming up! Sign up at the City Hall by Friday, June 14th for a T-Shirt! Bring a friend along with you and have some fun

Trenching along the trail where willows and other tree roots are damaging the trail will help by cutting through the roo...
06/02/2019

Trenching along the trail where willows and other tree roots are damaging the trail will help by cutting through the roots and preventing them from further growth. This needs to be done at least every two years.
Many thanks to Monty Ledford and Ivan Rosales for helping to fill in the trench!!

The Gem Trail is groomed and swept and ready for the Aberdeen High School Color Run on Saturday, May 4th.  Come and join...
05/01/2019
New photo by Alice Petersen

The Gem Trail is groomed and swept and ready for the Aberdeen High School Color Run on Saturday, May 4th. Come and join the fun!!!

We have applied the first appication of weed kill on the Gem Trail.  Thanks so much to Kenny and Tom for volunteering th...
04/24/2019
New photo by Alice Petersen

We have applied the first appication of weed kill on the Gem Trail. Thanks so much to Kenny and Tom for volunteering their time and equipment to the trail. They hope to do a second application when it's time! Thanks, guys!!

This Color Run is coming up fast!  Be sure and join in the fun.  It's suppose to be a great day with lots of sun.  This ...
04/21/2019

This Color Run is coming up fast! Be sure and join in the fun. It's suppose to be a great day with lots of sun. This will be a good way to enjoy it!

Come join all the fun!

Come join all the fun!
04/21/2019

Come join all the fun!

04/15/2019

COME JOIN THE FUN!
We will be having our annual meeting on Monday 22-April/2019 at 6:00 pm at Country Boyz Pizza and all are invited. There will be a slide show and free pizza for those that attend. Members will be there to answer any questions about the existing trail and the proposed section along the golf course.

New benches and trash bins have been added to the Powerline segment and look great! Thank you Mason Pratt for all your h...
04/03/2019

New benches and trash bins have been added to the Powerline segment and look great! Thank you Mason Pratt for all your hard work!

The Aberdeen Gem Trail Foundation is applying for a recreational trail program grant with the Idaho Parks and Recreation...
01/29/2019
3 new photos by Alice Petersen

The Aberdeen Gem Trail Foundation is applying for a recreational trail program grant with the Idaho Parks and Recreation. Please comment below or contact the City of Aberdeen at 208-397-4161 or email Alice Petersen at [email protected].

The plan is to begin at the greenhouse on Slaugh Road and go east along the Hazard Creek, over the new bridge installed two years ago, and then go under the highway bridge (picture attached). The trail will continue along the outer north side of the golf course between and trees and the highway (picture attached). It will continue on around the edge of the course along the sixth and seventh greens and straight up to Boat Dock Road. Our plan is to some day continue on towards Sportsman's Park. The Gem Trail would appreciate having your feedback on this current application grant.

Our new bridge at the end of West Ada Street is close to being done!  Just need to get the railings back up and smooth t...
11/29/2018
New photo by Alice Petersen

Our new bridge at the end of West Ada Street is close to being done! Just need to get the railings back up and smooth the entrances to the bridge. It has been walkable the whole time they have been working on it. Thanks to the Aberdeen Springfield Canal Co.!

Thanks to this great turnout for our Fun Run/Walk we made $293.00 for our Gem Trail System.  We are so grateful for the ...
07/06/2018

Thanks to this great turnout for our Fun Run/Walk we made $293.00 for our Gem Trail System. We are so grateful for the support of all of you for participating. Thank you Runners and Walkers. Lets do it again next year!

Fun Walk 5K Ladies Division:  Laura Park - 41.55, Shelia Park - 42.04, Rachel Foster - 51.31
07/05/2018

Fun Walk 5K Ladies Division: Laura Park - 41.55, Shelia Park - 42.04, Rachel Foster - 51.31

Fun Run 5K Women's Division:  Hannah Wright - 21.42, Cassidy Jolley - 23.46, Kaitlin Nakken - 24.00
07/05/2018

Fun Run 5K Women's Division: Hannah Wright - 21.42, Cassidy Jolley - 23.46, Kaitlin Nakken - 24.00

Fun Run 5K Men's Division:  Koby Driscoll - 17.20, Drake Driscoll - 18.40, Mandy Mendez - 20.14
07/05/2018

Fun Run 5K Men's Division: Koby Driscoll - 17.20, Drake Driscoll - 18.40, Mandy Mendez - 20.14

Fun Run 5 K Winner in the Junior Division - Noah Pratt with a time of 22.49
07/05/2018

Fun Run 5 K Winner in the Junior Division - Noah Pratt with a time of 22.49

Gem Trail Fun Run 2018
07/05/2018

Gem Trail Fun Run 2018

We had a good turn out for the Fun Run on Saturday!  I will post pictures and times with I get the pictures!  We had sev...
06/25/2018
New photo by Alice Petersen

We had a good turn out for the Fun Run on Saturday! I will post pictures and times with I get the pictures! We had several new runners and we are delighted. Sorry that some of our dedicated runners couldn''t make it and we missed you! It was indeed a Fun Run!!

06/15/2018

The Aberdeen Daze Fun Run is coming up! Pre Registration is due tomorrow - Friday, June 15th. Register and get a t-shirt! You can always register on Run Day, but a shirt won't be waiting for you! Sign up and join the FUN!🥇🥈🥉

The Aberdeen Daze Fun Run is coming up!!!  Time to register and walk/run your way to fun!  Registration Forms are at the...
06/12/2018
New photo by Alice Petersen

The Aberdeen Daze Fun Run is coming up!!! Time to register and walk/run your way to fun! Registration Forms are at the Aberdeen City Hall, Wallace Drug, Ireland Bank, and Ace Hardware. Register by the 15th of June to get a T-Shirt. You can register on Race Day, June 23rd, but you won't have a T-Shirt ready. We would love to have you join us. All proceeds go to the Aberdeen Gem Trail Foundation. See you on the 23rd!

Stop signs and No motor vehicle signs are up!  Except for a couple of bollards I think the trail is DONE!  We will be pl...
05/18/2018
New photo by Alice Petersen

Stop signs and No motor vehicle signs are up! Except for a couple of bollards I think the trail is DONE! We will be placing benches and trash bins. Placing a bench or a trash bin would make a nice project for someone looking for something to do!

The entrance to the Wahlen Ballfield parking lot has been completed.  Especially placed rocks will hopefully keep driver...
05/18/2018
New photo by Alice Petersen

The entrance to the Wahlen Ballfield parking lot has been completed. Especially placed rocks will hopefully keep drivers from parking on the trail. Please dont! Bollards will be placed soon.

The Hazard Creek Trail has been repaired!  The City crew removed the bad places and Mickelsen Construction has replaced ...
05/18/2018
New photo by Alice Petersen

The Hazard Creek Trail has been repaired! The City crew removed the bad places and Mickelsen Construction has replaced the asphalt. We are happy!

The Powerline Section of the Aberdeen Gem Trail is now complete! Many thanks to all who contributed from Gem Trail board...
05/16/2018

The Powerline Section of the Aberdeen Gem Trail is now complete! Many thanks to all who contributed from Gem Trail board members who prepared the grant, JUB Engineering for planning and bidding, Aberdeen Springfield Canal Company for ditch piping, Bingham county for base donation, Aberdeen City Crew for base preparation, and Mickelsen Paving!

Signage and benches will follow shortly. 😁

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