In response to continued wet weather, officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) have closed all single-track trails effective Monday, February 24, 2020 at noon. According to the National Weather Service, moderate rainfall is expected Monday and Tuesday, with the potential for a wintery mix on Wednesday.
With ongoing wet conditions, trail surfaces will be soft so that foot traffic, bicycles and equestrian users can 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.
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 open trails as soon as possible.
To report trail problems or for questions, contact the Forest at 828-877-6527, extension 200.
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