The winter wildlife closure for Mount Jumbo’s North Zone has been extended.
All areas north of Jumbo’s Saddle Road will re-open to the public on Wednesday, May 15.
The North Zone is accessible via the trailhead at Upper Lincoln Hills Drive.
The winter closure protects Mount Jumbo’s elk herd from human and canine disturbance, allowing the animals to stay close to their food supply and conserve energy during the calving season.
The closure also helps prevent the elk from becoming habituated to people and dogs and altering their natural behaviors.
Mount Jumbo’s South Zone, including the Backbone Trail and trails near the “L”, re-opened on April 15.
Dogs must be under strict voice and sight control on Mount Jumbo, and leashed where posted.
For a complete map of Mount Jumbo and all City open space, purchase the Parks, Trails and Open Space map at Currents Aquatics Center for $4.