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Roadwork forces closure of a portion of Narada Falls Trail

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Sep. 6, 2012 at 10:52 am |
September 6, 2012 10:53 am

A section of Narada Falls Trail will be closed Mondays-Saturdays through Sept. 21 due to rock fall hazard during work on Stevens Canyon Road at Mount Rainier National Park. The closure took effect today.

The trail will be closed from the bridge where it intersects the Longmire-Paradise Road to its intersection with the Wonderland Trail, and includes the short trail spur from the Narada Falls restroom down to the falls viewpoint, said chief ranger Chuck Young.

During the closure, hikers will not be able to access the Narada Falls parking lot by hiking from Paradise down via the Lakes Trail.

The closure may be extended depending on progress for the roadwork.

This section of trail will be open to the public on Sundays and Sept. 16 because construction work will not take place those days.

Closure is necessary because of the potential rock fall from roadwork being conducted on
Stevens Canyon Road above this section of trail, Young said. Heavy equipment will be
removing and replacing large sections of the roadway just above the trail for the next two weeks. Large rocks or other material may be dislodged during the work and could fall onto the trail.

The roadwork is part of the Stevens Canyon Rehabilitation project.
More information about this project is available by clicking here.

Updated information on the road rehabilitation may be obtained by calling the park at 360-569-6713.

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