(The red line follows the Sesame Canyon Trail, until it connects with High Drive, near the tree symbol. The red line that starts from the black dot and travels southwest to the tree symbol, where the red line veers to the southeast, is actually High Drive. That segment of High Drive will remain open.)
The Sesame Canyon Trail is 3.5 miles round trip (out and back), described as moderate-difficult with 1,100 feet elevation gain. The Sesame Canyon Trail is near section 16, Lower Gold Camp Road and High Drive. The USFS is working on messaging, outreach, and signage regarding the Sesame Canyon closure. The trail is set to be decommissioned this summer, June 2019. Use of the trail is unauthorized by the U.S. Forest Service, violators may be ticketed.
This unsustainable trails has been used illegally for years. The closure of this trail is part of the Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Project Final Decision Notice signed in 2016. The management decisions resulted after many years of a collaborative process through the Bear Creek Roundtable. Use of the trail causes erosion which has a negative impact on the watershed and trout.