2020 Southern California Fires

Update October 20, 2020

The Cannell Plunge in the Sequoia National Forest is now open! 

On a sad note, according to updated fire order 05-01-20-08, many of the rides in the Angeles National Forest will remain closed until 2022.  

Update October 9, 2020

Trails have reopened with some exceptions in the following areas:

Air quality continues to improve as the remaining fires are contained.  We recommend that you view the air quality maps if you have any pre-existing health conditions (i.e. asthma) which could be made worse by poor air quality .

Update October 2, 2020

Through Regional Order No. 20-20, closures have been extended for a week in all of the following forest areas:

a. Angeles National Forest
b. Cleveland National Forest
c. Los Padres National Forest
d. San Bernardino National Forest

Ongoing closures are being re-evaluated frequently.  For now, it is prudent to assume that all national forest areas in Southern California will remain closed until further notice.   If these closures are anything like they’ve been in the past, most areas that weren’t directly affected by fire are likely to re-open as soon as the other active fires in Southern California are no longer active fires.

Air quality remains a health risk to some as weather systems push particulates in the air around the basin.

Original Post: September 16, 2020

Several fires in Southern California have caused a temporary closure of all national forest districts in California.  In Southern California that includes the following areas in which XEN MTB offers tours: Sequoia National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, and Cleveland National Forest

Some areas, such as the Angeles Forest that was hit hard by the Bobcat Fire, may not reopen for several years.  Additionally, due to the smoke that has covered the area and traveled across the United States, it is presently unhealthy for many individuals to ride at all. 




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