Single track trails have been closed due to the 5 iches of rain in the past 48 hours. That’s a lot of rain! Please see the message from the NC Forest Service below.
Tropical Storm Michael causes trail closures at DuPont State Recreational Forest
BREVARD – 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 48 hours. 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.
“It’s important that we all do our part to protect the trails from damage for ecological reasons, such as protecting sensitive habitats, but also so visitors to the Forest can enjoy them in the future,” said Jason Guidry, Forest Supervisor. “We are asking visitors to be part of the solution when it comes to trail protection by paying attention to trail closures and keeping to those that are open. Conditions will improve in the coming days as Tropical Storm Michael moves out of the area and trails will reopen.”
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 Saturday Oct. 13, 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.
DuPont State Recreational Forest
North Carolina Forest Service
NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
PO Box 300
Cedar Mtn. NC 28718