Forest Service trails reopen 4 August 2018

The U.S. Forest Service has issued a reduced Cranston Fire forest closure order. All high country trails will be open starting 4th August 2018, with the exception of South Ridge Trail south from Tahquitz Peak. Trails that were already closed from the Mountain Fire – namely Caramba and Laws trails, and the PCT from Grethe Spring south to Spitler Peak Trail – remain closed. South Ridge Trail from Chinquapin Flat to Tahquitz Peak fire lookout will be open. South Ridge Road will remain closed.

Lower elevation trails such as May Valley Road and adjacent trails and roads will remain closed.

The reduced forest closure order is valid thru 31 July 2019 and is outlined on InciWeb, where the full text and map of the order can also be downloaded, linked here.

In addition, the entire wilderness of the Mount San Jacinto State Park reopened on Thursday 2nd August.

A full review of all the water resources on the mountain has been completed and will be updated as soon as possible.

Tahquitz Peak fire lookout, completely undamaged by the Cranston Fire – although it came close on the south and south-east sides – looking west-south-west.

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