Trail Alerts

  • Jun 14, 2017 - Silver Star Mountain - Ed's Trail Loop: The Forest Service roads up to Ed's Trailhead are in very poor condition this year; much worse than in year's past. You will encounter potholes, boulders, stream channels, and washboarding. A mid to high-clearance car is necessary. 
  • May 11, 2017 - Angel's Rest: This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.
  • May 11, 2017 - Cape Horn Loop: This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home. 

    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.
  • May 11, 2017 - Cape Horn, Upper: This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home. 
  • May 11, 2017 - Eagle Creek to High Bridge: This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.
  • May 11, 2017 - Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls: This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.
  • May 11, 2017 - Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls: This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.
  • May 11, 2017 - Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake: This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.
  • May 8, 2017 - Oneonta Gorge to Lower Oneonta Falls: Please stay clear of Oneonta Gorge, which is closed for public safety due to flash flood conditions that destabilized the upper canyon and carried rocks, fallen trees, and debris with it. The area is closed to the public until we are able to re-assess the stability of the upper part of the slot canyon and ensure the risk of flash floods has subsided. 
  • Apr 11, 2017 - Dog Mountain Loop: From April 15 - June 18, take the shuttle bus to Dog Mountain Trailhead from Skamania County Fairgrounds. This shuttle bus operates only on Saturday & Sundays running every 15-20 minutes for $2 round trip. Historically the parking lot is full by 10 a.m. and it is illegal and unsafe to park on Hwy 14. The balsamroot blooms are expected to be later than usual this year; possibly as late as mid-June. Read press release.
  • Feb 8, 2017 - 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.