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Stanislaus Forest Seasonal Forest Road and Trail Closures
USFS Press release
Sonora, Calif...The Forest Service announced today that most Forest roads and trails will be closed to public travel from December 16, 2013 through April 14, 2014.

“It is that time of year when the roads and trails are too wet to travel on without causing damage to the soil and the roads and trails themselves,” said Public Services Program Leader Sue Warren. “Due to recent low snow and rain, some roads may be gated now to provide for safe travel. Contact your local Ranger District office before traveling on the Forest.”

A revised Stanislaus National Forest (NF) Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is now available to the public. Some Forest roads are open year-round while other roads and trails are normally open to the public from April 15 through December 15. In the Rim closure area, the area is still closed to public access.

Be advised that Forest roads are not maintained for winter or wet weather use. Use caution and drive defensively when traveling on open roads in the Forest through the winter. Rocks, snow and ice may be encountered in the roadway. Wet, saturated roadbeds are easily damaged, causing the need for costly repairs to roads and adjacent resources.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps are available at all Forest and Ranger District offices as well as online. All visitors should obtain a map to know where they may travel. Maps and other information can be found on the Forest’s website at