Most of the trails and roads which were closed for the Brushy Ridge logging project have reopened today, according to the National Forests in NC. The roads and trails were closed while logging took place in the area, and while some work remains, it looks like the active work area is moving out of the most popular part of the area for recreation. This is good news, as it’s high time for visitors and locals alike to get out and enjoy the trails. We need all the mileage we can get!
For the time being, Wash Creek Road is still closed to vehicles, and Bear Branch Trail is still closed. Hopefully those will reopen soon, too.
For more information, see the official press release here.