DuPont State Recreational Forest Temporary Trail Closures due to wet conditions

North Carolina Forest Service officials have determined that the recent snow event has made DuPont’s trails extremely susceptible to damage from trail users because of soft, wet conditions. There will be temporary closures of all of the DuPont single track trails. Forest roads and two-track trails such as Triple Falls, High Falls, and Hooker Falls trails will remain open.

The 10,400 acre DuPont State Recreational Forest is located in Henderson and Transylvania Counties between the towns of Hendersonville and Brevard.

The intent of the DuPont State Recreational Forest Land and Resource Management Plan is to provide the ecological context within which management will be conducted on the forest, to describe the desired future condition of natural resources throughout the forest toward which management will be directed, and to outline appropriate management techniques to work towards those conditions. The goals and objectives presented in this plan were developed to support other statewide initiatives regarding natural resource conservation and education.

Look here for updates about trails reopening as information becomes available.

 

Update February 4, 2016: Single track trails remain closed in DuPont State Forest because of significant rain on February 3rd on top of all the previous snow melt. Ground conditions are extremely soft and susceptible to damage.

 

 

Update February 5, 2016: Single track trails, with the exception of Reasonover Creek Trail and Air Strip Trail, have reopened.

 

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