Trail Alerts

  • Eagle Creek to High Bridge: A landslide just past the trailhead has rendered the trail nearly impassable. Hiking this trail is not recommended. Another slide further up the trail has closed the Metlako Spur trail and the overlook has collapsed. Please stay clear of the former overlook area, which is currently unstable. 

    12/1/16: The bridge at milepost 2.0 (Tish Creek), just past Punchbowl Falls, is structurally unsound and has been officially closed since December of 2015. Please do not attempt to cross the bridge; it is unsafe. The trail, however, is officially open on both sides of the Tish Creek Bridge. The bridge may be replaced by March 2017. Learn more.
  • Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls: A landslide just past the trailhead has rendered the trail nearly impassable. Hiking this trail is not recommended. Another slide further up the trail has closed the Metlako Spur trail and the overlook has collapsed. Please stay clear of the former overlook area, which is currently unstable.  

    12/1/16: The bridge at milepost 2.0 (Tish Creek), just past Punchbowl Falls, is structurally unsound and has been officially closed since December of 2015. Please do not attempt to cross the bridge; it is unsafe. The trail, however, is officially open on both sides of the Tish Creek Bridge. The bridge may be replaced by March 2017. Learn more.
  • Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls: A landslide just past the trailhead has rendered the trail nearly impassable. Hiking this trail is not recommended. Another slide further up the trail has closed the Metlako Spur trail and the overlook has collapsed. Please stay clear of the former overlook area, which is currently unstable.  

    12/1/16: The bridge at milepost 2.0 (Tish Creek), just past Punchbowl Falls, is structurally unsound and has been officially closed since December of 2015. Please do not attempt to cross the bridge; it is unsafe. The trail, however, is officially open on both sides of the Tish Creek Bridge. The bridge may be replaced by March 2017. Learn more.
  • Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake: A landslide just past the trailhead has rendered the trail nearly impassable. Hiking this trail is not recommended. Another slide further up the trail has closed the Metlako Spur trail and the overlook has collapsed. Please stay clear of the former overlook area, which is currently unstable.  

    12/1/16: The bridge at milepost 2.0 (Tish Creek), just past Punchbowl Falls, is structurally unsound and has been officially closed since December of 2015. Please do not attempt to cross the bridge; it is unsafe. The trail, however, is officially open on both sides of the Tish Creek Bridge. The bridge may be replaced by March 2017. Learn more.
  • Table Mountain - Heartbreak Ridge Loop: This trailhead is no longer accessible. The alternate route to Heartbreak Ridge is by using the Bonneville Trailhead. Please note this doubles the mileage. Learn more and spread the word.
  • Cape Horn Loop: From Feb. 1-July 15, the lower section of the Cape Horn trail has a seasonal closure for nesting peregrine falcons. The closed section is located between a point about a half-mile southwest of the west pedestrian underpass/tunnel at SR-14 and the bottom of Cape Horn Rd. Failure to respect the closure can result in as much as a $5,000 fine, and future use of the trail is dependent on hikers respecting this closure.
  • Multnomah - Wahkeena Falls Loop: 12/16/16: Due to hazardous conditions caused by ice, the Multnomah Falls part of the trail is closed up to Benson Bridge, as well as up to the top of the falls. Multnomah Falls Lodge and Visitor Center is open, as well as the lower observation area, but the gate is closed at the start of the path leading up to Benson Bridge. Please observe the closure.  
  • Multnomah Falls: 12/16/16: Due to hazardous conditions caused by ice, the Multnomah Falls trail is closed up to Benson Bridge, as well as up to the top of the falls. Multnomah Falls Lodge and Visitor Center is open, as well as the lower observation area, but the gate is closed at the start of the path leading up to Benson Bridge. Please observe the closure.  
  • Multnomah Falls - Franklin Ridge Loop: 12/16/16: Due to hazardous conditions caused by ice, the Multnomah Falls part of the trail is closed up to Benson Bridge, as well as up to the top of the falls. Multnomah Falls Lodge and Visitor Center is open, as well as the lower observation area, but the gate is closed at the start of the path leading up to Benson Bridge. Please observe the closure.  
  • Multnomah Falls to Devil's Rest: 12/16/16: Due to hazardous conditions caused by ice, the Multnomah Falls part of the trail is closed up to Benson Bridge, as well as up to the top of the falls. Multnomah Falls Lodge and Visitor Center is open, as well as the lower observation area, but the gate is closed at the start of the path leading up to Benson Bridge. Please observe the closure.  
  • Multnomah Falls to Larch Mountain via Oneonta Trail: 12/16/16: Due to hazardous conditions caused by ice, the Multnomah Falls part of the trail is closed up to Benson Bridge, as well as up to the top of the falls. Multnomah Falls Lodge and Visitor Center is open, as well as the lower observation area, but the gate is closed at the start of the path leading up to Benson Bridge. Please observe the closure.  
  • Larch Mountain Crater Loop: 11/23/16: Seasonal closure - the upper section of Larch Mountain Road will close for the winter season. Every autumn the county closes upper Larch Mountain Road by installing a snow gate near mile post 10. The closure protects the traveling public from adverse weather conditions and reduces maintenance costs associated with snow removal. The gate is opened each spring.  
  • Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Gibbons Creek: 10/1/16: Seasonal trail closure - the northern (eastern) portion of the Gibbons Creek Art Trail is closed October 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017. The trail will reopen on May 1, 2017.
  • Tom McCall Nature Preserve: 11/1/16: Seasonal trail closure - this trail is now closed and will reopen on May 1, 2017.

    The McCall Point trail, leading south from the Rowena overlook,is seasonally closed due the erodible nature of the ash-based soils which comprise the trail tread on much of the trail. The wet conditions often encountered in winter and spring result in saturated soils and when combined with human foot traffic result in severe damage to the trail tread. Hikers using the trail when the tread is saturated create ruts (or secondary trails) which, over time, funnel water down the trail rather than allowing it to drain across the trail, thus increasing erosion.