We may occasionally close roads or parts of the forest for the safety of people or to protect natural resources. For more details, see the Public Notices or Closures section below or call one of our offices.
Flooding on June 23 affected numerous Monongahela National Forest facilities. Visitors to flood affected areas must be aware of their surroundings as trees may fall due to loosened soils; road shoulders may be damaged; gravels displaced; and there may be heavy equipment working on restoration efforts.
The Forest Visitor map includes a trail through Blackwater Canyon, listed as TR 115. The 5.5 mile section between the Forest Service gates crosses both public and private ownership. The boundary is roughly down the centerline of the grade but is not marked. To respect the rights of the private landowner, visitors are asked to stay on the uphill side of the grade.
The public portion is no longer part of the Monongahela National Forest trail system and no maintenance is performed.
The grade contains washouts, rough surfaces and large sinkholes, some of which extend onto the public ownership. Use caution if you choose to visit this area!