Alerts & Notices
- National Forest Roads May be Treacherous in Winter
Date(s): Nov 1, 2022 - Apr 15, 2023
Forest Service roads are not maintained for winter travel. Be prepared for snow, ice, fog, high winds, downed trees, and other hazards, especially at higher elevations such as Spruce Knob and the Highland Scenic Highway. Winter travel can be treacherous, and roads may be impassible during storms.
Weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains. Check the forecast regularly. Cell service is intermittent throughout Monongahela National Forest, plan ahead for a variety of conditions.
Traveling on Forest roads during the winter months is serious business. You should always carry a survival kit in case you’re stranded, including chains, a shovel, blankets, food and water, maps, and other safety gear.
Check weather reports at https://www.weather.gov/forecastmaps. When in doubt, turn back. Some forest roads are not meant for passenger vehicles.