UPDATE! The trails had a few days to dry out and are now open for business. Thank you for helping us protect the trails!
Friday, August 3, 2018 Heads up! The following trails in DuPont Forest are closed due to heavy rains.
All single track trails
Wintergreen Falls Trail
The trail to the base of High Falls
Corn Mill Shoals Road
Corn Mill Shoals Access Area
Forest roads and graveled two-track trails such at High Falls Loop, Triple Falls Trail and Hooker Falls Trail will remain open. Forest officials expect conditions will improve enough for trail reopening by Monday, August 6, 2018.
Please see the official message below from the N.C. Forest Service.
Please help protect our trails by letting them dry out and spreading the word about the trail closures.
Message from NC Forest Service
Officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF), in Cedar Mountain NC, have closed single track trails in response to over 5 inches of rain in the past week. Closures also include Wintergreen Falls Trail, the trail to the base of High Falls and Corn Mill Shoals Road and Corn Mill Shoals Access Area. Wet conditions have made 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 some other effected areas. Forest roads and graveled two-track trails such at 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 to a time 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 expect conditions will improve enough for trail reopening by Monday, August 6, 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.
Help support us in preserving DuPont Forest for all to enjoy.