June 18, 2021: Thunderstorms cause Tree Damage along Badger and Sugar River Trails
Poisonous Plants along the Trails
Trail users should keep an eye out for both poison parsnip and poison ivy along the trails. Hikers and other users should avoid going off trail, as both plants appear most commonly on the sides of the trails. The sap of poison parsnip is photo-toxic; coming into contact with any part of the plant in the presence of sunlight can cause severe, painful rashes and blisters to the affected skin.
Similarly, poison ivy will cause a persistent, widespread itchy red rash to anyone that comes into contact with its infamous three-leaf foliage.
Stewart Tunnel Detour Routes on Badger Trail