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Most trails between Wyeth and Troutdale in Oregon are closed because of the Eagle Creek fire. Up-to-date trail closures are listed below. Is your favorite Gorge trail closed? View a list of trails and recreation areas in and around the Gorge unaffected by the fire and open for exploring.
 
  • Nov 28, 2018 - Falls Creek Falls: From December 1 - March 31 the gate will be closed (which is two miles from the trailhead) for winter wildlife protection.
  • Nov 26, 2018 - Horsetail, Ponytail & Triple Falls: Trail is open only to Ponytail Falls. Past the falls, the trail is closed because of damage from the 2017 Eagle Creek fire.
  • Nov 26, 2018 - Larch Mountain Crater Loop: Lower trail open with hazards. Upper trail inaccessible due to snow gate.
  • Nov 26, 2018 - Toothrock: Partial opening: Parking here and the paved Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is open. Gorge trail #400 is closed.
  • Nov 1, 2018 - Tom McCall Nature Preserve: The McCall Point trail is seasonally closed during winter during inclement weather conditions. The Nature Conservancy urges that in order to preserve the trail for future use, hikers should not use this trail when it is wet and muddy. 
  • Oct 1, 2018 - Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Gibbons Creek: The northeast section of the loop is closed for winter habitat October 1 - April 30 each year. During those months you can do an out-and-back walk instead of a loop.
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Bell Creek Loop: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Eagle Creek to High Bridge: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Elowah Falls: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Green Point Ridge: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no estimated reopening date due to heavy damage sustained after the fire. Wyeth trailhead and a short segment of the Wyeth trail that connects to Gorge #400 are open. The remainder of Wyeth #411 is closed to the junction with Green Point Ridge Trail (#418) on Mt. Hood.
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Horsetail Falls Loop: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Mount Defiance: Starvation Ridge Cut-off trail (#414B) is closed due to a washout on the trail. View map.
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Multnomah Falls - Franklin Ridge Loop: Trail is open to Benson Bridge. Beyond that it is closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening that section of trail. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Nesmith Point: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Oneonta Gorge to Lower Oneonta Falls: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Shepperds Dell Falls: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Starvation Creek Ridge Loop: Starvation Ridge Cut-off trail (#414B) is closed due to a washout on the trail. View map.
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Starvation Creek to Warren Lake: Starvation Ridge Cut-off trail (#414B) is closed due to a washout on the trail. View map.
  • Jul 12, 2018 - 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 nearly doubles the mileage. Learn more.
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Tanner Butte: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Tanner Ridge to Dublin Lake: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Triple Falls: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Upper McCord Creek Falls: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 12, 2018 - Wahclella Falls Loop: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
  • Jul 10, 2018 - Cape Horn Loop: The 1.5-mile road section of this loop hike is on a county road. Please walk single-file and be aware of vehicle as there are blind corners. Walk on the side of the road as you normally would; remember this section is not a trail even though it’s part of the hike. Also, please be mindful of local residents and park in designated parking areas. If you park along Cape Horn Road, make sure not to do it in front of a gate, driveway, or private entrance.

    From Feb. 1-July 2, 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.

    This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home. 
  • Jul 6, 2018 - 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. 

    Also from Feb. 1-July 2, the lower section of the Cape Horn trail has a seasonal closure for nesting peregrine falcons. 
  • Nov 15, 2017 - Wauna Point: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 
     
  • Oct 16, 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.