Notices and closures inform you about the condition of trails as well as any dangers and obstacles. We also provide information on routes or areas that have been closed off. This data is constantly updated, with obsolete messages disappearing automatically, which means that you are aware of everything before heading out and don't encounter any unwanted surprises!
What are notices and closures and where do you find them?
The category notices and closures provides important information about the conditions along routes. It also informs you of any closed off areas, dangers or obstacles.
Notices and and closures can be activated as an additional layer on all map displays. They are also shown on the detail pages of routes, mountain huta or conservation areaa.
Notices are marked on the map in yellow and closures in red.
If a route runs through an area affected by a closure, the route's status is automatically set to "closed". As soon as the closure has ended, the route will be displayed as open again. It can be that that a route remains fully accessible, even though they run through a closed area. It might also be that an affected section can be easily bypassed. To counteract this problem, Outdooractive Business users have the option of manually unlocking routes.
Where does the information come from?
Local organizations are generally tasked with providing current information on notices and closures.
What are the reasons for closing trails?
Not all areas are open to recreational use all year round. Many conservation areas may only be entered at certain times, such as, for example, bird reserves, which would forbid entry during the nesting season.
Closures may also be temporary occurences, due to forestry work or damage to the trail following heavy storms. So that you know what the latest information is, all entries are given a validity date and only displayed for a specific length of time.
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