Trails closed all day
At BRCES/ State Park Managed Hunt
To help maintain a healthy forest and viable deer population, the Blue Ridge Center’s Wildlife Management Committee is conducting a managed hunt this season.
On days when hunting occurs, the trails will be open only from 10 AM until 3:00 PM for hiking, trailriding, etc. No hunting will be done on adjacent parkland, with the exception of two all-day hunts managed by the State Park on Nov 18 and 25, when all trails on BRCES and the parkland are closed. It is critical that hikers do not enter the Farmstead Loop from adjacent parkland on the days/times listed below.
Please check the status below to see if hunting is taking place today. For your safety, do not enter the fields or forests of BRCES during hunt times. In the event of a necessary entry, please call the Hunt Coordinator at 240-994-8750 to insure you are not entering a line of fire. For safety and insurance purposes, unauthorized entry during the hunting hours will be considered trespassing and dealt with by local law enforcement personnel.
Hunting Days - Hiking/Horse Riding Hours
Nov 2 - Trails open after 10 a.m.
Nov 4,6,15 - Trails open from 10 am until 3:00 p.m. only
Nov 18 - TRAILS CLOSED ALL DAY- BRCES and State Park hunts
Nov 20, 22 - Trails open from 10 am until 3:00 p.m. only
Nov 25 - TRAILS CLOSED ALL DAY
Nov 27, 29 - Trails open from 10 am until 3:00 p.m. only
Dec 21 HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY - Trails open after 10am