DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A local trail will be closed due to a huge sporting event in the circle city.

Today, city employees will close the gate of the eastern portion of forever wild trails — located on Fortner Street.

That portion of the trail is having to close due to the Alabama State Games Mountain Biking Competition this Saturday.

The trail will be closed until 1 p.m. on that Saturday.

Other portions of the trail will remain open.