Work on this portion of the project will continue through today, May 7.
In order to provide the maximum amount of safety to visitors to the trail, it is necessary to close the Lewis Creek Trail at the South end of the trail from the HWY 41 Trailhead, south to the Lewis Creek NRT Trailhead at Cedar Valley.
The North end of the trail from the HWY 41 Trailhead North to Lewis Creek NRT Trailhead at Sugar Pine is open during falling operations. The contractor and USFS will be putting up signs and will have barricades to inform the public of this closure and to prevent them from using this trail while logging operations are occurring.
The trail has received more visitors in the last month than the last 5 years because of COVID-19, and the closure of Yosemite National Park. We are asking visitors to the area to please look for other locations within the Sierra National Forest to recreate.
We understand the need for outdoor recreation can be beneficial for your health but must be practiced safely and responsibly. We recommend, and encourage exercising close to your home and complying with local and state guidance of not traveling for your recreation needs.