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DuPont State Recreation Forest Single-Track Temporarily Closed - Brevard NC

 

November 15, 2018



Officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest have closed all single-track trails in response to ongoing precipitation. More than 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 DuPont 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 a visit to DuPont, the public is being asked to 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 this Saturday, Nov. 17.

Refer to the DuPont website for more information at http://www.ncforestservice.gov/contacts/dsf.htm.

To report trail problems or for questions, call the forest supervisor at (828) 877-6527.

 
 

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