Took a ride today at my normal trail (oak mountain park in AL) and wanted to get a season pass, last year they were $60 which isn't too bad, but I procrastinated and never bought one. So this year I'm going to get one right at the new year (they expire in DEC no matter when you buy it) and was informed they are now $100. I just paid the $2 admission after the sticker shock (66% increase). The fees go to the whole state park system and volunteers maintain the trail.
I'm still running the numbers(counting the ticket stubs in my ashtray) The trail is 45 min away and I don't go on the weekends, but I work close to the park.. it's a nice after work ride or maybe a run. With the season pass you could go in before the daylight savings starts for around 30 minutes before it gets dark and not feel ripped off.
So is this the norm? how many of you pay each time you hit a trail? If so are the fees increasing?