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SNF: Lewis Creek Trail at Cedar Valley to Close Wednesday, Thursday for Felling Operation

MOUNTAIN AREA –Because a logging crew will be working on a hazard tree removal project and will likely be felling trees adjacent to the Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail, the trail will temporarily close near Cedar Valley on Wednesday and Thursday (May 6-7).

“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 Highway 41 trailhead, south to the Lewis Creek NRT Trailhead at Cedar Valley,” said a release from the U.S. Forest Service.

“The North end of the trail from the Highway 41 Trailhead North to Lewis Creek NRT Trailhead at Sugar Pine is open during falling operations,” the release also stated. “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.”

According to USFS officials, the trail has received “more visitors in the last month than the last five 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,” Tuesday’s release said. “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.”

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