Bear Valley Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore will be closed to visitors for up to three weeks starting Monday, September 17 while rangers replace a damaged culvert and restore a small section of eroded bank on Bear Valley Creek, which provides habitat for the federally-threatened steelhead trout. Rangers will replace the existing culvert with a corrugated steel pipe-arch culvert that is designed to improve fish passage.
Hikers and equestrians can still access the first section of the trail, from the parking lot at Bear Valley Visitor Center to the junction with the Mount Wittenberg Trail (a distance of one-fifth of a mile). After ascending the Wittenberg Trail, visitors can turn onto Sky Trail and then onto Meadow Trail to return to Bear Valley Trail. Free maps are available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.