Hantwick Rd TH - No overnight parking

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Walkin' Fool
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Hantwick Rd TH - No overnight parking

Post by Walkin' Fool » May 9th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Can someone make a note on the Hantwick Road Trailhead page that there's no overnight parking there?

I did a backpack last weekend using Bells Mountain and Tarbell Trails and parked overnight at Hantwick Rd. Although it is noted in the parking lot that Moulton Falls County Park itself is closed from dusk to 7:00AM, it does not say that there's no overnight parking. Especially since it's part of the Chinook Trail, it doesn't seem unreasonable that someone would want to park there overnight for a backpack well outside of Moulton Falls County Park (as I did), so I decided to chance it. Luckily my car was there when I returned, but there was a note saying not to park there overnight, as my car could be towed. In my defense, I did try to call various Parks and Rec numbers when I arrived Friday morning to confirm I could park there overnight, but couldn't get a live person on the phone.

There's also a new trail in the Yacolt Burn, called Silver Shadow. Its first official day open was Saturday and it intersects the Tarbell Trail in 2 places, between Rock Crk CG and the Tarbell TH and near Kloochman Butte.

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Re: Hantwick Rd TH - No overnight parking

Post by bobcat » May 9th, 2019, 2:40 pm

Thanks. In general "park hours" means your car has to be gone by closure time, but I've put a note in the Field Guide. I agree they need to reassess their overnight parking options as backpackable trail options open up in that area.

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Re: Hantwick Rd TH - No overnight parking

Post by Walkin' Fool » May 13th, 2019, 7:27 am

Thanks!!

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