All this wet weather brings a welcome change that helps plants and wildlife thrive, but it can also pose a challenge for trails. OC Parks carefully evaluates potential storm damage in an effort to keep trails fun and sustainable, but we also need your help.
Any use too soon on wet trails can cause long-lasting damage to trails, which is why closures may last up to three days after significant rain. These closures help keep trails and visitors safe.
During cool and wet winter months, the trails take more time to dry out, and the closures may extend past the actual rainfall for up to three days following the storm. Once trails re-open, visitors can further help avoid damage by steering clear of remaining muddy spots.
After each rain, park rangers assess trail conditions. Trails are always reopened as soon as possible, and the website is updated to reflect the status.
Please help us and the trails by respecting all closures.
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