SONORA, Calif. — Seasonal road and trail closures on the Stanislaus National Forest begin Dec. 15 and will remain in effect until April 14, 2018.
The STF Motor Vehicle Use Map indicates which roads and trails will be closed and may be picked up at any ranger district office, or by visiting the STF’s maps webpage at http://go.usa.gov/x8ysh. Please note that roads identified in the MVUM as being open may be hazardous due to local weather conditions. For example, the wind event experienced by the STF last week caused many trees to fall, some of which may be blocking forest roads or trails. Drivers and hikers are urged to be prepared for hazards caused by fallen trees.
Be advised that forest roads are not maintained for winter or wet weather use. Use caution and drive defensively when traveling on open roads in the forest through the winter. Rocks, snow and ice may be encountered in the roadway. Wet, saturated roadbeds are easily damaged, which can require costly repairs to roads and adjacent resources.
Contact your local ranger district office for current information on roads and conditions before traveling on the STF.
Stanislaus NF Supervisor’s Office: 209-532-3671
Calaveras Ranger District: 209-795-1381
Groveland Ranger District 209-962-7825
Summit Ranger District at 209-965-3434
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