The Rumbling Bald Climbing Area reopened on Thursday, December 8. This area had been closed from November 5 - December 7 due to a wildfire that burned Rumbling Bald Mountain.

Hazardous effects from the wildfire may include dislodged, loose rocks; tree bases weakened by the fire; fallen trees hung up in other trees; and deep holes from burned out stumps.  Other hazards may exist in these areas as well. Some hot spots may remain, both near the containment lines and deeper within the fire area.  Windy conditions may cause some still smoldering embers to flare up, fueled in part by more leaves falling. Be aware of your surroundings as you enjoy the access area.

You can help us identify post-fire issues that we can work with the park to address. If you see damage, trees down on routes, etc. Let us know via this form.

The started its usual winter schedule on December 8 with hours from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, seven days a week.