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 November 22, 2022. 

Terwilliger Multiuse Path

Temporary Closure: Trail closure from intersection of SW Capital Hwy & SW Terwilliger Blvd south to the intersection of SW Terwilliger Blvd and SW Vincent Place (NW corner of George Hines Park), from 6:30am Wednesday, August 3, 2022 through Monday, August 8, 2022 early evening. 

Heavy equipment operators will be excavating and repaving to repair trail damage and safety issues caused by tree roots. Barricades and signage will be in place on both ends of work zone alerting trail users to the work. 

Eastbank Esplanade reopen; please use caution

UPDATED September 29, 2022. The floating portion of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade has now reopened after a temporary closure created by low water levels in the river. The water remains low, creating high angles on the entry and exit portions of the floating segment; but users may proceed with caution and when going slowly for their safety.

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

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 will be closed from October 2021 to Fall 2022 for trail and trailhead improvements, including new parking, native plantings, and stormwater improvements. For your safety and of trail workers, please use other trails in the area. 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

Springwater Corridor

There will be construction on the corridor occurring October 10, 2022 through November 11, 2022 between Jenne Bridge/174th and SW Highland Drive. In some places, the trail will be constricted, but open to two way traffic. Please be aware of construction vehicles on trail and users coming from opposite direction in these areas and exercise appropriate caution.

pictured is the Springwater Corridor Trail with text boxes showing the closure southeast and northwest along the trail
Map of the Springwater trail segment to be closed

As a result of permitted work, multiple sections of the Springwater Corridor will be temporarily closed in Fall 2022 for Portland General Electric maintenance work. Detour routes to be provided. For more information, please visit portlandgeneral.com/milliken-springwater-corridor-and-cazadero-trail-system-upgrades.


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