Forest Service working to clear Petersburg Lake Trail


August 3, 2023

Photo courtesy of Tyler Shaw

Student Conservation Association interns saw through a fallen tree along the Petersburg Lake Trail.

U.S. Forest Service personnel have spent the summer cutting through debris along the popular Petersburg Lake Trail as part of a trail maintenance project funded by the Great American Outdoors Act.

The 10.5-mile trail has been nearly impassable for years due to fallen trees, mud, and rotted out wooden walkways, preventing hikers from accessing the cabin that sits on Petersburg Lake on foot.

"The trail has been degrading for a long, long time and the Forest Service, we just haven't had funding to do anything about it," Wilderness Ranger Karisa Garner said.

"...So that's kind of been falling behi...

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