Trail Alerts

  • Jul 14, 2017 - Klickitat Trail - Swale Canyon: The Swale Canyon section of the Klickitat Trail is currently in its seasonal closure due to heightened fire danger.
  • Jul 6, 2017 - Eagle Creek to High Bridge: July 6, 2017: A wildfire in the Upper Eagle Creek area has closed the Eagle Creek trail (#440) starting at the boundary with Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness (to the north) and extending south to its terminus at the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail. The portion of the trail from Eagle Creek to High Bridge is not affected by the closure at this time; however, it is recommended that before you hike this trail you check the Forest Service's Alerts & Notices page for up-to-date information about any additional closures.

    May 11, 2017: 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, 2017 - Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls: July 6, 2017: A wildfire in the Upper Eagle Creek area has closed the Eagle Creek trail (#440) starting at the boundary with Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness (to the north) and extending south to its terminus at the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail. The portion of the trail from Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls is not affected by the closure at this time; however, it is recommended that before you hike this trail you check the Forest Service's Alerts & Notices page for up-to-date information about any additional closures.

    May 11, 2017: 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, 2017 - Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls: July 6, 2017: A wildfire in the Upper Eagle Creek area has closed the Eagle Creek trail (#440) starting at the boundary with Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness (to the north) and extending south to its terminus at the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail. This includes a portion of the trail leading Tunnel Falls. The Forest Service's Alerts & Notices page has up-to-date information about the closure.

    May 11, 2017: 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, 2017 - Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake: July 6, 2017: A wildfire in the Upper Eagle Creek area has closed the Eagle Creek trail (#440) starting at the boundary with Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness (to the north) and extending south to its terminus at the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail. This includes a portion of the trail leading to Wahtum Lake. The Forest Service's Alerts & Notices page has up-to-date information about the closure.

    May 11, 2017: 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 5, 2017 - Silver Star Mountain - Ed's Trail Loop: The Sunset Bridge is under construction from July 3-August 14, 2017. There will be intermittent closures during this time: July 17-21 and Aug 8-10. Contact the USFS if you have questions at 360-891-5005. 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. 
  • Jun 28, 2017 - Multnomah - Wahkeena Falls Loop: The Columbia Gorge Express operates Friday through Sunday (and federal holidays), May 26 through Sept. 24, 2017. This shuttle service links Gateway Transit Center with Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park. Learn more.
  • Jun 28, 2017 - Multnomah Falls: The Columbia Gorge Express operates Friday through Sunday (and federal holidays), May 26 through Sept. 24, 2017. This shuttle service links Gateway Transit Center with Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park. Learn more.
  • Jun 28, 2017 - Multnomah Falls - Franklin Ridge Loop: The Columbia Gorge Express operates Friday through Sunday (and federal holidays), May 26 through Sept. 24, 2017. This shuttle service links Gateway Transit Center with Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park. Learn more.
  • Jun 28, 2017 - Multnomah Falls to Devil's Rest: The Columbia Gorge Express operates Friday through Sunday (and federal holidays), May 26 through Sept. 24, 2017. This shuttle service links Gateway Transit Center with Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park. Learn more.
  • Jun 28, 2017 - Multnomah Falls to Larch Mountain via Oneonta Trail: The Columbia Gorge Express operates Friday through Sunday (and federal holidays), May 26 through Sept. 24, 2017. This shuttle service links Gateway Transit Center with Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park. Learn more.
  • Jun 28, 2017 - Oneonta Gorge to Lower Oneonta Falls: June 28 -  The upper canyon is suspected to be unstable due to rocks, fallen trees, and other debris carried and dislodged by the flood. We recommend that the public not climb or proceed past the log jam, due to the risks of serious injury or death. This is certainly not a safe place for young children, as there has been one death in the past.
  • 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: 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, p​lease 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 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. 

    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, 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. 
  • 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.