Gateway Trail sections closed temporarily for public safety
Release Date: Feb 7, 2020
MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. — A section of the Gateway Trail and all of the Lollipop Trail will be closed beginning Wednesday, February 12, 2020 for public safety due to logging operations related to the McBride Plantations project. The closure is expected to remain in effect for three days or until logging operations are complete. The trails will be open for the weekend, however depending on operations, the closure may extend into the week of February 17. Please refer to the closure map below or at https://go.usa.gov/xd885.
The McBride Plantations Project includes thinning this area to increase forest resiliency to insects, disease and wildfire in the vicinity and wildland urban interface next to town. The thinning of the tree stands will reduce competition between trees, allowing the remaining trees better access to water and nutrients in the rich volcanic soil.
For your safety, please be respectful of this closure. The remaining trails within the Gateway Trail System will stay open for use (i.e. Marley, Pig Farm, Stump, Tunnel and My Trail). Logging trucks and equipment will be using the One Mile Road (40N88X – behind the locked gate at the Gateway Trailhead), so exercise caution. While in the area, please be aware of personnel, equipment and large trucks working near or entering roadways.