DATE: 9/6/12


For Immediate Release-_
Contact: Chuck Young, Chief Ranger (360) 569-6612-_-_
A section of Narada Falls Trail will be closed from September 6 through September 21, 2012 (Monday through Saturday) due to rock fall hazard from Stevens Canyon Road construction. The trail will be closed from the bridge where it intersects the Longmire-Paradise Road to its intersection with the Wonderland Trail, and includes the short trail spur from the Narada Falls restroom down to the Falls viewpoint. During the closure, hikers will not be able to access the Narada Falls parking lot by hiking from Paradise down via the Lakes Trail. This closure may be extended depending on progress for the roadwork. This section of trail will be open to the public on Sundays (Sept. 9 and Sept. 16), as construction work will not be occurring on those days.

Closure is due to rock fall hazard from major roadwork being conducted on Stevens Canyon Road above this section of trail. Heavy equipment will be removing and replacing large sections of the roadway just above the closed section of trail for approximately the next two weeks. Large rocks or other material may be dislodged during the construction work and could fall down onto the Narada Falls Trail creating a hazard to hikers. The roadwork is part of the Stevens Canyon Rehabilitation project. More information about this project is available at http: / /www.nps.gov /mora /parknews /stevens-canyon-closure.htm< /a>.

Updated information on Stevens Canyon Rehabilitation project may be obtained by calling Mount Rainier National Park at 360-569-6713. Information on this project, as well as general park information, is also available on Mount Rainier National Park’s website www.nps.gov /mora. You can connect to Mount Rainier National Park through our social media pages. Join the Mount Rainier community on Facebook, find out breaking news and road status updates through Mount Rainier’s Twitter feed, explore the park and behind-the-scenes operations with our videos on YouTube, and share your own photos of Mount Rainier with other visitors in the Mount Rainier Flickr group.

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