Bobcat Fire Trail Restoration

Bobcat Fire Trail Restoration

Current Status

July 2023 Lowelifes has been restoring Silver Moccasin NRT from West Fork north towards Shortcut Saddle, as well as the full length of Kenyon Devore trail, and Gabrielino between West Fork and Valley Forge camps. Recently we’ve been focusing on seasonal brushing and tread restoration where the Winter 2022-23 rains brought significant erosion in the burn scar.


Bobcat Fire Trail Restoration Hours To-Date

Hardhat and chainsaw.

Having completed the restoration of Condor Peak Trail, Lowelifes is now restoring trails burned in the 2020 Bobcat Fire.

Photo by Brian Vernor

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Project & Fire Background

In September of 2020, the Bobcat Fire exploded in the Angeles National Forest. Spanning three months and 115,796 acres, the fire heavily impacted popular areas in the forest like West Fork San Gabriel River and Chantry Flat. The landscape will forever be changed and it is our mission to restore and rebuild.

Favorite trails like Gabrielino and Silver Moccasin National Recreation Trails are among those damaged. During the restoration process, we will have the opportunity to improve the trail in a number of ways. Improved user experience, sustainability, and resilience to wildfire are some of the key goals of the restoration process. The goal is to restore the trails so they are better than before the fire. More resilient, more sustainable, and more innovative than before!