Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DuPont State Forest road and trail closings

As of March 6th, many of the roads and trails in DuPont State Forest near Hendersonville will be closed and will not reopen to the public until weather conditions improve and debris downed during recent ice storms can be removed.

Wet and cold weather this winter has damaged trails and delayed cleanup of debris on roads and trails in the 10,400-acre state forest in the Little River valley between Hendersonville and Brevard.

David Brown, DuPont State Forest supervisor, has ordered that some of the 80 miles of roads and trails be closed until conditions improve. All forest visitors are asked to abide by the posted trail closures. The roads and trails in DuPont State Forest, which is managed by the N.C. Division of Forest Resources, are shared by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrian users.

Many trails that are not closed also have debris on them. For that reason, people are warned to use those trails at their own risk.

The list of trail closures list will be updated on a weekly basis at the DuPont State Forest website.

To see the current list, please click here.

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1 comment:

Danny Bernstein said...

Not many trails. Only a few trails and even those are mostly off limits for bikers and horses - not hikers. Please read the list carefully. I scouted the hike that I'm leading on Sunday and the trails were fine. Danny