In response to predicted rain combined with freeze-thaw temperatures expected over the next several days, officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) have closed all single-track trails effective Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at 12p.m. Soil conditions are wet and soggy, making many of the trails susceptible to damage. 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.
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 next week.
To report trail problems or for questions, contact the Forest at 828-877-6527, extension 200.
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