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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Trail Users Cautioned as Trucks Expected on Olympic Discovery Trail between Kacee Way and Elwha River

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Date: May 10, 2013
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985

Veolia Water North America, the contractor operating and maintaining the Elwha Water Treatment Plant (EWTP,) will use the Milwaukee Grade access road to haul sediment material off-site, beginning May 13 and continuing intermittently throughout the summer.

Use of this route, for this purpose, will be Monday through Friday, and between the hours of 7am and 5pm.Other truck traffic associated with the Elwha Water Facilities (EWF) has been ongoing and will continue as long as the Elwha Water Treatment Plant (part of the EWF) is in use.  The terms of this use are defined in a 2007 Memorandum of Understanding between Clallam County and the National Park Service.

The EWTP is a component of the Elwha Water Facilities (EWF,) one of several mitigation projects built to protect Elwha River water users from impacts associated with high sediment flows related to removing two dams on the Elwha River.

Did You Know?

snow covered forest and meadow

That endemic Olympic snow moles are scurrying beneath this blanket of snow? Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge is blanketed with over ten feet of snow for most of the winter, providing water for summer and protection for snow moles in winter.