Trail Closures at DuPont State Recreational Forest
CEDAR MOUNTAIN, NC - Officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) have closed single track trails in response to ongoing precipitation. Over 3-inches of rain with little drying over five days are causing wet conditions that make many of the Forest trails susceptible to damage from trail users.
Saturated trail surfaces will be soft so that foot traffic, bicycles and equestrian users will cause erosion issues and rutting. To prevent resource damage, there will be temporary closures of all DSRF single-track trails and other affected areas. Forest roads and graveled two-track trails such as High Falls Loop, Triple Falls Trail and Hooker Falls Trail will remain open.
“We want to protect the trails from damage so all of those who visit the Forest can enjoy them in the future,” said Jason Guidry, Forest Supervisor, “we ask that our trail users join us in being responsible for trail protection and perhaps plan visits when conditions improve.”
During your visit to DSRF, please pay attention to signage or barricades related to the trail closures. Be aware that all trails, even those that are not closed, may have debris and muddy, slick conditions so use them at your own risk.
Forest officials will monitor conditions, looking for enough improvement to reopen trails by Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
Please refer to the DSRF website: http://www.ncforestservice.gov/Contacts/dsf.htm or the NCFS Facebook page for updates.
To report trail problems or for questions call the Forest Supervisor at 828-877-6527.