Trail Closures and Delays

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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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This page was updated on February 6, 2023. 

Please use caution when using trails.

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

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

Report a Trail Hazard or Failure

Tree issues
Call 503-823-TREE to report tree emergencies on public roads or City property. 

Report a Tree Emergency


Forest Park

Upper Macleay Trail
Closure: There is a very large tree down on the Upper Macleay Trail, just above Cornell Road, that is impassable to trail users. This area can easily be detoured by staying on the Wildwood Trail between Cornell and Pittock Mansion. We are working to get the trees cleared as soon as feasible. Please heed caution and detour signs.

Ridge Trail parking area on NW Bridge Avenue
Closure: The Ridge Trail parking area on NW Bridge Avenue is closed indefinitely due to safety concerns. This area presents significant safety issues, including falling rock and inadequate space for pedestrians to walk safely along NW Bridge Avenue between the parking area and the trailhead. For your safety, please access the Ridge Trail via bus, bicycle, or walking; or, if you must drive, park your vehicle on the east side of the St. Johns Bridge and proceed across the bridge to the trail. During winter 2022-2023, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will also be making improvements to the area to address rock fall and other roadway safety issues. For more information, contact ODOT here.

Wildwood Trail from Nature Connector Trail to Chestnut Trail
Closure: Wildwood Trail from mile 11.8 to 12.15 is closed due to a bridge failure at mile 11.85. Please use Nature Trail and Chestnut to detour around the closure.

Wildwood Trail at mile 14.5
Caution: There is a temporary bypass to the bridge at mile 14.5; this bridge is unstable and should not be used. Please use caution: the route may become muddy and slick during the rainy season. Avoid interaction with the stream and sensitive habitat where possible. To avoid this area, use Koenig, Leif Erickson, and Cleator as a detour.

Wildwood Trail at mile 15.2
Caution: There is a stepped bypass route to the bridge on the Wildwood Trail at mile 15.2. The bridge is closed. Please use caution at this temporary crossing and do not use the bridge.

Firelane 1 from NW St. Helens Road to Leif Erikson 
Closure: Firelane 1 from NW St. Helens Road to Leif Erikson Drive is closed until further notice. Due to recent heavy rains, the Fireland suffered damage to newly constructed improvements. PP&R is working with engineers and contractors to make these repairs. More info here.


River View Natural Area

Trail 3 and Trail 6

Closures: Trail 3, in the southeast corner of River View Natural Area, is closed due to a catastrophic trail failure where it crosses Stream 6.  The area is extremely unstable.  Additionally, a segment of Trail 6 is closed due to an unstable drainage crossing.  Please see map for details.

Map showing Trail 3 and Trail 6 closures in River View Natural Area

Willamette Greenway 

Temporary Trail Closure Notice
At the request of the McCormick Pier Condominium Association, Commissioner Rubio’s Office has granted a temporary permit for the closure of east-west access to the Willamette Greenway Trail at the McCormick Condominiums property and a reduction in public access hours for the same north-south section of trail through April 1, 2023 for safety and security.

pictured is the Broadway Bridge and the Willamette Greenway Trail. The area restricted/closed area is highlighted.
Portions of Willamette Greenway will be closed/restricted temporarily.

Inclement Weather Policy

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

Contact

Soft Surface Trails Program

Location

Forest Park

Natural Area

Springwater Corridor

Natural Area
Park Location or Entrance
SE Ivon Street to Boring, Oregon
Portland, OR