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Heading outside this weekend? Closures on Greenbelt, Table Rock trails open

Table Rock trails are now open after closing all winter. (KBOI Photo)

The warmer weather is bringing many people outside to enjoy the Greenbelt, but some are running into spots that are closed because of flooding.

"I'd say it's going to change our plans just because we were planning to walk the whole Greenbelt but, now we're just going to turn around now, I don't think any of us want to deal with the flooding,"said Josh Dowd, who walked the path Saturday.

Just on the Boise section of the Greenbelt, there are now five spots where it's closed from flooding.

"I would say it's an inconvenience for everyone, especially students. I have friends that live across that way, and the Greenbelt is always fast, but now that it's kind of closed off, they have to take other routes," said Hailey Hakala, a student at Boise State University.

There are detours set up so you can still enjoy the path. Boise Parks and Recreation asks everyone to use them if a section is closed.

The Bureau of Reclamation says they will stop releasing water into the Boise River, which is causing the flooding, around the end of March or beginning of April.

Another popular spot this weekend is Table Rock, the trails are now open after closing all winter because of muddy conditions.

"The trails were really muddy...so it's great that they're open again and dried out," said Casey Clark, who hiked the trails Saturday for the first time in months.

The trails were closed to help prevent erosion. Now hikers will find an "Trail Open" sign at the trail head.

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