Report last updated: 4/30/2016
The DEVIL'S BACKBONE is CLOSED
DUE to the muddy conditions, we are closing the trails at Devil's Backbone until further notice. Please continue to check back here for updated conditions, closures and a time when we will reopen the trails.
When we are open:
Please park in designated spots only.
We will be checking the conditions daily and updating this page and social media acordingly.
When they are open, please stay on trail and do not go around muddy spots. If people go around muddy areas, the trail widens and vegetation is trampled. A widened trail is very difficult and expensive to restore. Thank you for helping to keep your open spaces beautiful!
For Natural Resources events and activities, check out the Events Calendar!
Weather conditions can change rapidly at open space areas. Dress in layers, carry extra clothing, and be prepared for cold, wet, and stormy weather.
Work is being performed to have the new mountain bike trail open this spring. Please stay out of the area until the trail is officially open.
Devil's Backbone is home to many species of snake, including Prairie Rattlesnakes. It is not unlikely for you to see a snake during the morning and evening when they are most active. If you encounter a snake, back away slowly and give it several feet of space to retreat.