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"My goal is to limit future long-term closures ….,"

said District Ranger Julie Hall of the San Jacinto Ranger District

Roads Closed for Repairs





U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino, CA____ March 2020   

Two forest roads in the San Jacinto Mountains are slated to close for a month each for repairs. The popular Bee Canyon Road #5S07 will be closed weekdays from March 9th through April 9th. The Bee Canyon Road will open to the public on Saturday and Sunday each week.

Nearby Idyllwild Control Road #5S06 will be closed seven days a week from approximately March 16th through April 16th between Apela Drive, in Idyllwild and about 1.7 miles to the west in the Chimney Flats area. 

UPDATE: Wednesday March 2020 __ Due to this and next week’s storms, both road construction projects have been to delayed and are currently scheduled to start on Monday, March 23rd, at the earliest. If there are any more changes, I will continue to update our Alerts & Notices webpage,  Zach Behrens, San Bernardino National Forest Public Affairs Officer 

"My goal is to limit future long-term closures so visitors can enjoy them all year long," said District Ranger Julie Hall of the San Jacinto Ranger District. "So, I'm asking engineers and crews to repair the roads in a way that avoids major future washouts and improves the surrounding natural resources."

Repair work on Bee Canyon Road will include defining a stream channel and better alignment of the road to better handle large precipitation events.

Repairs to Idyllwild Control Road will include drainage improvements to stabilize the road and reduce sedimentation and erosion within the Alvin Meadows area. With water currently pooling on the road, the project will improve meadow functionality by restoring its inbound flow. Work will also decrease the movement of excess sediments into the meadow and surrounding area.


The road closures are set for a month each; but will be lifted if work ends earlier.

Visitors can check on road statuses by calling the San Jacinto Ranger District office at 909-382-2921.