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Re: Limekiln trails condition

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:02 am
by jpasadena
I can provide some first-hand answers to my earlier questions:

All of the trails in Limekiln State Park are officially closed. The hazards are primarily due to remnant flood deposits. These consist of snags of large tree trunks, branches and rocky material. There are also recent tree falls and some standing trees that appear to be in precarious positions. There are small washouts of the trails in a few places. The bridge below the falls, at the confluence of the Kiln and Falls branches of the creek was destroyed. Overall, the condition of the forest near the campground appears very good, with little actual burn damage, but the secondary effects of the flooding seem to have triggered the closures.

Re: Limekiln trails condition

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:59 am
by VWA_Ranger
You have been to the Website. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=577

You can also Call (805) 434-1996.

Tan Bark and The Fire Road are open at Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP.

Limekiln trails condition

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:55 am
by jpasadena
The CA State Parks Limekiln S.P. website currently says "All trails are closed due to damage from the Dolan Fire."

On the bigsurtrailmap.net interactive map, the adjacent Twitchel Flat Usetrail is shown as "Difficult-Passable."

Has anyone here been on these trails or in the vicinity who can describe the conditions? Have many areas been severely damaged? What are the hazards that necessitated the closures?

Finally, are all parts of the Limekiln Creek trails totally "off limits?" e.g., is the bridge at the top of the Redwood campsites area blocked off? Is there literally no access to the redwood forest at Limekiln?

Thanks to anyone who can fill in some of these details!