EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. — After a wet winter and strong winds pushed through the Eldorado National Forest, some trails been have closed through June.
"Currently there are a massive number of downed trees along trail corridors, roads, and staging areas within the Rock Creek Trail System," said officials in a press release. "These conditions pose public hazards due to potential injury from numerous obstacles. Natural resources are also at risk from users who may navigate off-trail to get around obstacles."
The trails will be closed to motorized vehicles, bicycles and equestrian use until June 30 to "protect public safety and natural resources while hazard mitigation and repairs are underway," according to officials.
Volunteers were able to clear trails in the West Zone over the past month, but Trail 2 is still blocked by downed trees.
Additional information about trails and park status can be found HERE.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help clear the trails are asked to contact Kayla Nimmo, Recreation Management Specialist, at (530) 333-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.