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Trail Closures and Delays

Be aware that rain and high water can leave trails and roads a bit of a mess with hazards like downed trees, landslides, and flooding. Portland Parks & Recreation addresses weather-related impacts as soon as resources allow.

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Please see Portland Parks & Recreation's Inclement Weather Policy for additional closure information during extreme weather.

This page was updated on January 16, 2021


Please use caution when using trails.

Practice social distancing in our natural areas by slowing down and being alert for other trail users, avoiding crowded trailheads, and keeping dogs on-leash. Read more about PP&R's response to COVID-19 here.

Be aware that rain and high water can leave trails and roads a bit of a mess with hazards like downed trees, landslides, and flooding. Portland Parks & Recreation addresses weather-related impacts as soon as resources allow, but may not be able to respond immediately or forecast where the next hazard will occur. Please use extra caution on trails and roads!


Forest Park

Barbara Walker Crossing and Wildwood Trail

The Barbara Walker Crossing is structurally unsafe for the public.  Please respect this closure. (1/166

Closure:  The City expects that the Barbara Walker Crossing and the adjacent portions of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s Wildwood Trail will need to remain closed for about a week. We ask that people help us respond safely and swiftly to this emergency by staying out of the area.  Before the trail and bridge can safely open, PGE must complete their work to alleviate any electrical safety issues, Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry crews must remove all trees and branches, and the City must complete a structural engineering assessment on the bridge, which is stationed above West Burnside. PP&R will post updates on social media and on our Trail Closures page, portland.gov/parks/nature/trail-closures-and-delays.

PP&R Urban Forestry estimates that work to safely remove the fallen trees in the area may take two days, but that is an estimate. Urban Forestry crews have received nearly 100 reports of tree emergencies citywide and thank Portlanders for their patience while they work to address them all, with attention to the largest impacts first.

Please call 503-823-TREE or email trees@portlandoregon.gov if you see a tree emergency anywhere on public roads or City property in Portland. With multiple emergencies, the City prioritizes those which affect the most people first, mitigating hazards and clearing major roads and thoroughfares for emergency vehicle use. Crews work their way from the largest boulevards to smaller roads and streets. Please remain on the lookout for Portland Parks & Recreation tree crews and for unexpected hazards, such as downed trees or branches which have not yet been addressed.

Contact parktrails@portlandoregon.gov to report trail hazards or failures.

Wildwood Trail from NW Cornell Rd to Pittock Mansion

Caution:  Hazardous tree conditions on Wildwood Trail between NW Cornell Rd and Pittock Mansion.  Use Upper Macleay Trail in both directions.  

NW Germantown Rd Trailheads

Caution:  NW Germantown Rd trailheads are now OPEN (1/14).  Please be mindful that conditions throughout the park are muddy, unstable, and may change.  Follow all caution signs and markings onsite for your safety.

Wildwood Trail - mile 10

Caution:  There is bridge damage on Wildwood Trail at mile 10. Proceed with caution. This bridge is about 3/4 of a mile north of the Wildwood/53rd Trailhead and 1 mile south of Firelane 1.

Wildwood Trail from Koenig to Cleator Trails

Closure:  Wildwood Trail from mile 14.2 to 15.4 is closed to address trail conditions. Please follow detour route on Koenig Trail, Leif Erikson, and Cleator Trail. Click here for a map of the area during the closure.

Newton Road

Caution: There is a small landslide towards the bottom of Newton Road, about half a mile from the Newton Road/BPA Road Trailhead on St Helens Rd/Hwy 30. The landslide is located at a creek crossing. Please use caution when using the trail in this area.

Marquam Nature Park

Marquam Shelter Area

The Marquam Shelter parking lot is open, but there has been significant damage to trails and roads nearby.  Please use caution when accessing the park as gravel roads have been scoured, several downed trees are blocking trails, and conditions are unstable.  Our crews are working hard to respond to storm impacts in this and other parks across the city.  


Inclement Weather Policy

Please see Portland Parks & Recreation's Inclement Weather Policy for additional closure information during extreme weather.