Upcoming Trails Closure
Construction is about to begin to replace the 1886 earthen dam at Briggs Lake on Roche Harbor Highlands, and during the six-month construction period the trails (really, logging roads) on the north side of the lake will be closed to recreational use. There will be trucks and other heavy equipment using these roads.
Work is expected to continue through the rest of the year.
There will be signs indicating which trails are closed, and you can also print out a map from our website, sanjuanislandtrails.org, by clicking on Roche Harbor Highlands under Trails. The closed trails are indicated with a yellow highlighter. Copies of the new map will be available shortly in the map boxes at the parking areas at the intersection of Roche Harbor Road and West Valley Road and the entrance to Mitchell Hill, as well as in the National Park office.
The owners of this property have generously made it available to the public, and we know you will stay out of the area during construction. For just these few months you will be unable to make a complete circuit of Briggs Lake, but trails connecting to English Camp including Mitchell Hill and Young Hill will remain open.
San Juan Island Trails Committee, a committee of Island Rec
Facilitating and participating actively in the creation, maintenance, and use of a network of trails for non-motorized use on San Juan Island