Landslide risk forces closure of Olympic National Park’s Pyramid Peak Trail

Landslide hazards have forced the closure Olympic National Park’s Pyramid Peak Trail, the park announced Tuesday.

The park hopes to reroute the trail with the help of the Washington Trails Association and have the new route open this fall.

The 3.5-mile trail crosses an area prone to slide activity and “the active slide area has created a hazardous situation and led to the closure,” read the park’s statement.

The new route will cross the same slide area, but at a lower elevation in hopes of providing safer travel.