The Lassen National Forest is implementing Forest Order 06-20-05 to limit use of motor vehicles on the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail, pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b). The purpose of this order is to provide for public safety by prohibiting motorized vehicles on the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail. The order is effective from May 21 through May 20, 2021.
The Almanor Recreation Trail is a small trail designed for hiking, jogging and bike use. This trail sees significant foot and bike traffic each year.
“If motor vehicle traffic were to be allowed on this small trail, a public safety issue would be created,” said Deb Bumpus, LNF forest supervisor. “The mixture of motor vehicle and pedestrian use on the trail significantly increases the likelihood of creating vehicle and pedestrian accidents.”
The Lassen National Forest has sought input both internally and externally on this matter, including subject matter experts and local county officials. It is the consensus of this group that this closure be instituted.