An ongoing forest health project at Fort Stevens State Park has prompted the weekday closure of the park’s Sunset bike trail. The trail will be closed Monday to Friday to all visitor foot and pedal traffic Feb. 13-April 30. The trail will reopen to visitors on weekends during that time.
The weekday closure is necessary for visitor safety during the forest health project. Sunset bike trail is the only trail affected by the project; all other trails at the park are expected to remain open while the work is completed.
The forest health and fire safety project at the park began Jan. 7 and is expected to continue through April. Crews will remove sick and dying trees in the mostly undeveloped south section of the park along Burma Road. Burma Road, used primarily as an emergency access route, will remain closed for the project’s duration.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department hired Warrenton-based Custom Excavating to remove the sick trees, at a cost of $7,500.