Can anyone tell me if ANF trails are open one weekend in October ? As I recall I think it was the second weekend in October. Been trying to get ahold of Marienville ranger station all week . Just get a recording .
In years past, the trails opened for Columbus day weekend so this year it should be Oct 5 - 8. They have called it the "Leaf Peep". Was just up there and didn't see anything posted yet. I suspect they will open just have to keep an eye out on the website. Not sure why you have not been able to reach them at the ranger's station but they do have different hours after Labor Day I think.
The previous owner of the Forest Lodge was always leading the push to open the trails that weekend. Hopefully the new ownership does the same.