Road and Trail Closures

maintenance crew repairing a boardwalk
A maintenance crew works on rebuilding the Sandstone Falls boardwalk.

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As the park continually strives to make improvements that will provide for better visitor experiences, some areas may be temporarily closed or partially closed. Below is a listing of current projects and closures in the park.

Current Road and Trail Closures

Work may be occuring throughout the park or on several state roads that may unfortunately cause some closures and delays in the park. While we regret any inconveniences this may cause, these projects will ultimately improve visitor experiences and safety throughout the park.
Trail or Road Location Description of Work Being Done Effects on Travel
Rend Trail Second bridge from the Minden side (1.27 miles from Minden Trailhead or 1.96 miles from Thurmond Trailhead
Structural damage to bridge needs to be corrected The affected bridge will remain closed for the foreseeable future; hikers or bikers can travel 1.96 miles in from the Thurmond side or 1.27 miles in from the Minden side.
Keeney's Creek Rail Trail Keeney’s Creek Rail Trail at Nuttallburg (entire trail)
Trail closed for repairs due to flooding damage. This trail is currently closed.
Kates Plateau Trail Kates Plateau Trail from the Upper Glade Creek Parking Area to the Kates Plateau Loop Trail.
Trail is closed due to a dangerous slide
A section of this trail near the junction with the Glade Creek Trail is closed due to a slide.
Kaymoor Trail From Cunard Road Trailhead to intersection with Craig Branch Trail.
Recent heavy storms caused the collapse of a bridge on the trail approximately 0.5 miles from the Cunard Road Trailhead. The stretch of trail will remain closed until further notice.
Thurmond Road The road to Thurmond from Glen Jean to near the bottom at Thurmond
Paving project will be conducted from October 24 through October 29, 2022. The road will remain open but there will likely be delays of 15 minutes or more.
Please note that delays are possible due to weather and other unforeseeable issues that may arise. All information and dates listed are subject to change.

Last updated: October 5, 2022

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