BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, Deschutes National Forest trails specialists plan to close the South Fork Tumalo Trail #25.1 where the trail crosses the South Fork of Tumalo Creek in order to replace the trail’s bridge.
The closure will be implemented until the project is complete later this fall. Trail users can detour to Forest Service Road 4603 to avoid the closure (see map).
The South Fork Tumalo Trail serves as a hiking and biking trail in the summer and as a Nordic trail in the winter. It provides important trail connectivity and access for several popular destinations.
The bridge replacement is conducted in partnership with the Central Oregon Trail Alliance and Central Oregon Nordic Club. Both groups are providing funding and volunteer labor.