Because of the trail's fragile state, the Forest Service posted the trail closed, and has requested several times this past year for all users to stay off this trail until the trail bed settles. If the trail is used before it's ready, work will have to be repeated and delay the official opening even farther.
Regardless of signs and requests, it has been reported that are hoof tracks and bike tracks. This selfish misuse of the trail will require additional work to make this trail ready for everyone to use. Again, the request is made: please don't use the Hoot (Cable) Trail until the official opening later this year.
Photo of the trail re-route work done last May by BONC, TNF and Gold Country Trails Council.