Whitney Falls Trail Comes Back to Life

Recently, the Trail Association was asked by the Forest Service to help maintain one or more trails located on national forest lands.  After reviewing the list of possible projects, the MSTA board selected the Whitney Falls Trail as a worthy endeavor.  The trail had been badly damaged by debris torrents coming off the mountain — especially in 1997 — that have deepened the Bolum Creek drainage, covered the trailhead in feet of silt and boulders, and obliterated portions of the trail.  Those portions of trail not damaged by the floods had become overgrown with brush.

Led by board member John Harch, a group of volunteers has re-established a single trail location and more clearly defined the 3 stream crossings the trail negotiates.  The trail now clearly leads the hiker to an overlook where Whitney Falls can be viewed when flowing.  Thus, with a rejuvenated trail, the Trail Association urges you to check it out!




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