Access limited on parts of Little South Fork elk River Trail

by BLM

A section of the Elk River Trail in the Headwaters Forest Reserve, near Eureka, is temporarily closed due to muddy conditions.  The access restriction begins about three miles from the trailhead parking area.

The Bureau of Land Management is issuing a temporary closure to protect public safety and to prevent trail damage. The restriction will be lifted when conditions improve this spring.

The first three miles of the trail remain open to hikers, bicyclists and dog walkers. The first mile is paved and accessible for those with limited mobility. It features interpretive signs about the reserve’s natural resources and rich history.

For more information, telephone the BLM Arcata Field Office at (707) 825-2300.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.