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Natural Areas Trail Conditions

Natural Area trails are unpaved, soft surface trails. When trails are wet and muddy, they are closed to prevent resource damage.

Closures are posted here and at the trailheads. Rangers monitor conditions at closed trails daily, and reopen as soon as conditions allow.

To learn more, call a ranger, 970-416-2147.

Paved trails such as the Spring Creek Trail, Mason Trail and Poudre River Trail are managed by City of Fort Collins Parks.

Check Parks' Trail Status page for paved trail conditions.


Natural Areas Trails Tweets! - Get updates on trail conditions

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Timer Trail at Pineridge Natural Areas remains CLOSED today due to wet and muddy conditions. All other trails good. kp#FCTrails
Posted on: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1:15 PM
Trail update: Pineridge #PRN Maxwell #MAX Reservoir Ridge #RRN are all OPEN, Timber Trail remains closed #FCTrails
Posted on: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:20 AM
Our foothill properties will remain closed today. We appreciate your understanding allowing them to dry out for another day! nk #fctrails
Posted on: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:34 PM
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area now open. Enjoy the trails! nk. #bcr #FCTrails
Posted on: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:24 PM
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area is closed to all activities due to wet and muddy conditions. rp #FCtrails
Posted on: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:48 AM
Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, roads and trails are wet and muddy. Advise not to visit Soapstone until it drys out. #FCTrails
Posted on: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:44 PM
Reservoir Ridge, Pineridge and Maxwell all closed due to wet and muddy conditions. Rangers will check daily and open when ready. #FCTrails
Posted on: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:41 PM
Natural areas trails are drying out, but some muddy conditions may exist. #FCTrails
Posted on: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11:49 AM

Current Trail Statuses

  • McMurry :
    Access only from Hemlock Street or Poudre Trail. Shields Street access is closed due to construction until the end of August.
  • North Shields Ponds :
    Neighborhood access only as Shields Street is closed for construction until the end of August.
  • Pineridge :
    Timber trail remains closed due to water flow from natural springs and muddy sections. Rangers are re-evaluating daily.
  • Riverbend Ponds :
    The boardwalk near the Cherly Street entrance will be reconstructed, so that segment of trail will be closed from now to July 2015. Please use alternate trails and access points during the project.
  • All other trails are open! Enjoy your natural areas!

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