Due to the King Fire and related fire suppression and rehabilitation activities, the following routes are closed pursuant to Forest Order 17-14-06 until the King Fire is declared out:
Mosquito Ridge Rd. from its intersection with Gorman Ranch Rd., eastward to its terminus with Foresthill Rd., and Soda Springs Rd.
Forest Service Rd. 22 from near French Meadows, southward to the Tahoe National Forest and Eldorado National Forest boundary.
The Western States and Tevis Cup trails from Deadwood Ridge Rd., eastward to the northeast side of the portion of Mosquito Ridge Rd. near its terminus with the Foresthill Rd. and Soda Springs Rd., north of French Meadows.
There is a temporary detour in place on OHV Loop 6. The detour is to avoid the active logging areas on the east side of Deadwood Ridge. Signs are in place and directs traffic onto Deadwood Ridge Road where it reconnects to the other end of loop 6. Be aware of logging traffic overlap on the northern approach to Loop 6. Watch for warning signs on the road.
The American River Ranger District will be completing improvements to the Joshua M. Hardt Memorial Trail around Sugar Pine Reservoir during the months of September and early October. A one mile section of trail from the boat ramp to the end of the existing paved section on the southeast side of the lake will be paved. This segment of trail will be temporarily closed during paving starting Wednesday, September 10.
The Western States Trail is closed from the east side of Deadwood Ridge at the well and across the canyon up to the Pacific Slab Mine. The closure is temporary as the logging on Deadwood Ridge progresses. The closure will last approximately one month. Updates will be available on the American River Ranger District phone recording.
Significant logging activity will impact the Forest Hill Divide (FS 88) and Mosquito Ridge (FS 96) Roads. The public is advised to be on the lookout and extremely cautious while utilizing these routes during recreation activities and hunting season.
Log trucks will be hauling on Saddleback Road from daybreak to approximately 4:00 pm on weekdays. At this time, there is no hauling taking place on weekends. For driver safety, there will be traffic control in place at the intersection of Oak Ranch and Saddleback Roads, and at Highway 49 and Cannon Point. The trucks will be using CB channel 15 on Saddleback Road (S 409). A helicopter will be flying over the road approximately 6 miles up from Highway 49; road guards will be in place at this crossing as well.
Hauling on Saddleback Road is finished. (07/08/14)
The Deep Creek Road (#89-015) off Hwy 89 south, near Goose Meadows campground, is closed for resource protection Aug. 19 to Sept. 15, 2014, and from Nov. 1, 2014, to Sept. 15, 2015. This is per Forest Order # 17-14-05.
Pursuant to 16 USC and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the American River Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest. This Order is effective from September 26, 2013 until May 1, 2014.
A partial road closure of Mosquito Ridge Rd (Hwy 96) from the junction of the Ralston Ridge Rd (Forest Rd 23), east to the junction of Forest Rd 96-052, west of French Meadows Reservoir for public and firefighter safety is currently in effect. Click here for more info
Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors may issue orders that will close or restrict the use of certain areas if the need arises. Such orders will be posted so that visitors to the National Forest can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them. Copies of the orders will be available in the offices of Forest Supervisors and District Rangers. Follow the link listed above to view and read the Forest Orders.