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Mt. Baldy trail to the beach is now open again

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The National Park Service (NPS) is announcing that the trail to the beach at Mt. Baldy has been reopened.

That trail had been closed for several weeks after storm waves washed out a portion of it, leaving a dangerous, 50-foot drop off. Park crews have now completed a rerouted trail and have reopened the area.

Visitors are urged to use caution when hiking the Mt. Baldy Trail and beach area. The dune and shoreline are in a constant state of change from weather and changing lake levels. Obey all markers and warning signs along the half-mile trail to the beach to be safe.

Even though the trail has been re-opened, the Mt. Baldy Dune itself remains closed for public safety and dune protection. While visitors can no longer climb the Mt. Baldy dune on their own, they can attend ranger-led programs that will safely guide them to the top.

The next hike will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. Meet the ranger at the Mt. Baldy parking lot for a winter adventure to the top of dune.


Posted 1/17/2017






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