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Northern California District
Release Date: 07/27/11
Contacts: Chris Heppe , (707) 825-2300  
  Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-11-66

Improvement Work Limits Elk River Trail Access

Access to the Elk River Trail in the north area of the Headwaters Forest Reserve will be limited to three miles while workers complete projects to improve drainage and stabilize the trail.  Work is expected to be complete by Aug. 15, officials from the Bureau of Land Management said.

The first three miles will not be affected by the project work and remain accessible for people with limited mobility and those who use wheelchairs.  This section of the trail includes interpretive signs about the unique cultural and natural history of the Headwaters Forest Reserve.

Bicycles and dogs (under owners’ control) are allowed.  There is no fee.  The trail is open all year during daylight hours.

Visitors can experience the southern part of the forest reserve by reserving space on a guided hike along the Salmon Creek Trail east of Fortuna.  BLM park rangers lead these hikes on weekends and can arrange special outings into the area and its groves of 1,000-year-old redwoods.

To reserve space on a hike or to arrange a special outing, call the BLM Arcata Field Office at (707) 825-2300.


Northern California District   355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, CA 96002  

Last updated: 07-27-2011