BLM AREA B (Northern Portion of the Fort Ord National Monument)

February 28, 2020: Trails 91-92-93-94 were updated with some additional paths.  Please stay on the designated route marked by BLM. Trails 66-67-68-69 (within Unit A) are now open for recreational use.

The prescribed burn planned for Unit A was not conducted in 2018 because the required combination of weather and other factors to meet the burn prescription did not occur. The prescribed burn was postponed to a future burn season. While the munitions cleanup in Unit A is pending, the Army has completed munitions cleanup on the trails within the unit (Trails 66-67-68-69). Based on the status of the work, the Army, BLM and the regulatory agencies agreed to open these trails for public use. Please keep to the trails and roads that are signed open. Access may be restricted if the trail rules are not followed.

January 31, 2020: Trails 91-92-93-94 (new alignment) are now open for recreational use. The Army has completed munitions cleanup in this area. Please look out for signs and workers – BLM continues to work on trail development for several months. Please stay on designated routes marked by BLM.

Trails 61 & 62 were reopened for recreational use on July 3, 2019.

Trail 56 and Trail 57 between Hennekens Ranch Road and Addington Road were reopened for recreational use on February 22, 2019.

Trail 70 (realigned) and Trail 65 (new) were opened for recreational use on April 4, 2019.
Please look out for signs for temporary road closures, which could be necessary for additional munitions cleanup activities. Please continue to check this web page for updates.

Thank you for complying with the temporary trail and road closures while the Army’s munitions cleanup is in progress. For your safety please Mind the Signs, and continue to call the Army’s information line (1-800-852-9699) with your feedback and if you have any questions. Thank you.

Munitions related items recovered through 3/4/2020

  • Items detonated = 719
  • Items confirmed as munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) = 450
  • Munitions Debris = 38,619.35 lbs

The map below shows current trail closures as well as Access Corridors.

Remember the Three R’s: Recognize, Retreat, Report

While you are out in the former Fort Ord, if you recognize any object that resembles munitions or explosives, retreat to a safe location, and report the finding to 911 or local law enforcement.

In transferred former Fort Ord properties, the standard procedure is for the local law enforcement agency to request a response by a military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit or by local bomb squad with equivalent training.

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