THIS TRAIL REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC ON APRIL 13, 2008. TRAIL CREWS HAVE WORKED HARD OVER THE LAST 7 MONTHS TO REPAIR DAMAGE TO THE TRAIL CAUSED BY TWO FLASHFLOODS. USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN HIKING IN THIS AREA.
On Wednesday, August 29, 2007 an intense thunderstorm over the watershed of Frijoles Creek created runoff that exceeded the capacity of the stream, creating a flashflood. During the height of the flood, Frijoles Creek reached flow rates of approximately 800 cfs. Flood waters removed bridges along the Falls Trail (currently open to the public) and destroyed some trails while undercutting others in the area between Alcove House and Upper Crossing (currently closed to the public).