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