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The paved portion of the Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail will be closed temporarily for repaving. Paving is scheduled to begin as soon as Friday, September 11, 2015. The project is anticipated to be completed in a few days. Signs will be posted on the trail during the temporary closure. The Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail is a wheelchair accessible trail located near Avalanche Creek Campground along Going-to-the-Sun Road.
The boardwalk portion of Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail will remain open during construction. The Avalanche Lake trail is anticipated to remain open throughout most of the paving. Visitors can access the Avalanche Lake trailhead from the boardwalk portion of the Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail. Visit the https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/trailstatusreports.htm for the most up-to-date information on trail closures in Glacier National Park.
The existing pavement on the Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail has deteriorated to the point that it no longer complies with current accessibility standards. The trail will be replaced with a non-asphalt polymer pavement.
This paving project is a partnership between Glacier National Park, The Glacier National Park Conservancy, and HK Contractors. The Glacier National Park Conservancy is funding much of the materials needed for the project. HK Contractors, who has completed much of the paving and rehabilitation work on Going-to-the-Sun Road, is donating time, labor and equipment to help with the paving of the Trail of Cedars.
"Glacier National Park is working in partnership with The Glacier National Park Conservancy and HK Contractors to make the Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail more accessible to all visitors," said Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow.
"The Glacier Conservancy is thrilled to be working withthe park on providing visitor access to the park's wilderness areas, through projects like Trail of the Cedars," said Mark Preiss, President of the Conservancy. "Through the partnership with HK Contractors, this projec twill improve the trail to meet current accessibility standards while giving access to one of the park's most popular places for all visitors regardless of ability."
For additional park information, visit the park's website https://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.