The Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest is closing in on a final plan for a paved path linking Sisters and Black Butte Ranch.

In recent weeks the district finalized an environmental review and issued a draft plan for the 7.6-mile path. The path would be open to walkers, runners and cyclists but closed to horses, according to a news release from Deschutes National Forest.

To see the plan go to The plan is subject to potential objection by people who commented earlier in the planning process until Aug. 18.