The seasonal restrictions apply to wheeled travel and stock on the Blue Creek Trail #1426, Upper Mad River Trail # 1409.1, Alder Ridge Trail# 1523 and Upper Chikamin Trail #1561. Trails are open to hikers only.
Recreation managers have worked with motorized users and stock groups to implement the closures in a manner that minimizes impacts to the public, while protecting natural resources. Both motorized and non-motorized user group volunteers maintain trails and help educate the public on the adverse impacts of traveling on muddy trails. These impacts often include increased soil erosion and additional trail maintenance.
The re-opening in spring will be based on weather conditions and existing trail conditions. The Forest Service will make every effort to clear trails of logs and other forest debris so trail systems can be opened as soon as they dry out. Please contact Entiat Ranger District for additional information or trail maps at 509-784-4700.