Muddy Conditions Force Partial Closure of Hiking Trail
A section of the Elk River Trail in the Headwaters Forest Reserve, near Eureka, is temporarily closed due to muddy conditions. The access restriction begins about three miles from the trailhead parking area.
The Bureau of Land Management is issuing a temporary closure to protect public safety and to prevent trail damage. The restriction will be lifted when conditions improve this spring.
The first three miles of the trail remain open to hikers, bicyclists and dog walkers. The first mile is paved and accessible for those with limited mobility. It features interpretive signs about the reserve’s natural resources and rich history.
For more information, telephone the BLM Arcata Field Office at (707) 825-2300.