In a move sure to please hikers and outdoorspeople of all stripes, the Angeles National Forest announced today that they were reopening 41,000 acres of the forest to the public … just in time for Memorial Day Weekend!
The re-opened areas include a large section of Big Tujunga Canyon south to the Big Tujunga Dam. Re-opened trails include Stone Canyon to Mount Lukens, Fox Mountain, Trail Canyon to Trail Falls and Condor Peak, and the Delta Flat Recreation Area. The Forest Service said the reopened areas are a result of the hard work from volunteer and partner organizations that have helped plant trees, restore trails, and pull out invasive weeds. So, thanks to everyone who got their hands dirty – those three trails I mentioned are killer hikes that have been unavailable for far too long!
As of the time of this posting, the Angeles has not yet updated their excellent zoomable map of the Station Fire Closure Area, but check back soon. I’ll be updating my own Google Map and Fire Closure sections shortly.
This map shows the areas that are still currently OFF-LIMITS:
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This post was written by Casey Schreiner on May 24, 2012