Park & trail alert


Work on The Maple Highlands Trail near the Aquilla Road bridge will take place the week of September 16. The work will occur near the pavilion area at Mountain Run Station, which will remain open. However, The Maple Highlands Trail between Mountain Run Station and South Street will be closed. Work should be completed within a few days, weather permitting.


As you plan your next visit to Big Creek Park, please note the following ongoing closures this construction season:

  • The Deep Woods and Wildflower trails are closed for shelter and trail improvements.
    (The parking lot at Deep Woods is still accessible, as is the Hemlock Trail.)
  • Trillium Trail is closed in the valley between the Boreal Trail and the restrooms.
  • Also closed for updates are Maple Grove Shelter and its nearby playground area.


For your safety during the execution of our annual Controlled Hunting & Trapping Program, Observatory Park will be closed this coming hunting season on Nov. 23 & 24 (youth gun), Dec. 2, 3 & 21 (gun), and Jan. 4 & 5 (muzzleloader).


Alerts on this page will be updated periodically and removed as soon these parks and trails have reopened, at which time updates will also be posted to our social media. Thank you for your patience.