Trail Closures and Delays

Trail Closures and Delays
Be aware that rain and wind 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 May 26, 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 wind 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 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

4T / Marquam Trail

Closure: An active landslide at the south side of Highway 26 has closed the 4T/Marquam Trail to through traffic.  Out and back traffic is passable from Patton but through traffic to Washington Park and the Zoo is closed due to the extreme and ongoing hazard of this area.  Connections from the Zoo and Washington Park to Council Crest and Marquam Park are also closed due to the slide activity.  The trail is impassable near the trail entrance from the highway overpass and the area is unstable. For your safety, please respect the trail closure. 

Forest Park

Wildwood Trail at mile 25.25
Caution: A bridge on the Wildwood Trail at mile 25.25 is being repaired from May 25th to June 2nd. Please use caution when passing through the construction area.

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 Firelane suffered damage to newly constructed improvements. PP&R is working with engineers and contractors to make these repairs. More info here.

Kelley Point Park

Temporary Access Closure: N Kelley Point Park Rd will be closed at the intersection with N Marine Dr / N Lombard St for the installation of a gate approximately 100ft north of N Marine Drive. The park will be closed from Tuesday, June 13 through Friday, June 16, 2023.

During the closure, people walking, biking, or driving will not be able to access this road or park motor vehicles in any three of the Kelley Point Park parking lots. Kelley Point Park will be open for public access by water. A path through the construction site will not be provided.

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

JEH Trail
Temporary Closure: The JEH Trail between Sellwood Park and the south end of Oaks Bluff Trail will be closed May 17, 18, 22, 23, and 24, from 7am to 4pm, for repairs to the access road. Please respect the closure and use other trails in the meadow to access the Bluff Trail.

Peninsula Crossing Trail 

Temporary Closure: The Peninsula Crossing Trail will be closed between N. Willamette Blvd. and N. Columbia Blvd. from Monday, May 22 to Friday, June 16. During this time, City crews will complete the construction of the Peninsula Crossing Safe Rest Village and perform trail maintenance and site improvements, including removing invasive blackberry, pruning, mulching, and mowing around the trail. Crews will also make minor trail repairs, install new signage and assess tree conditions and larger trail repair needs.

An alternative bike and pedestrian route for the duration of this closure is illustrated on Trail Closure signs at trail intersections and shown on the map at this link.

For more project information, please visit the Safe Rest Villages page

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

Temporary Closure: As a result of permitted work, a section of the Springwater Corridor Trail will be temporarily closed between SE Flavel Street and SE 92nd Avenue between 9am-3pm on June 6, 2023.  A detour route will be posted on site.  Please note that this notice may be updated.

Willamette Greenway Trail 

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 July 1, 2023 for safety and security.

pictured is the Broadway Bridge and the Willamette Greenway Trail. The area restricted/closed area is highlighted.
Pictured is the Willamette Greenway Trail with the closed area highlighted.

Inclement Weather Policy

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

Portland Parks & Recreation’s developing civil rights page offers information related to making programming more accessible and inclusive.


Soft Surface Trails Program


Forest Park

Natural Area

Springwater Corridor

Natural Area
Park Location or Entrance
SE Ivon Street to Boring, Oregon
Portland, OR
Park Location or Entrance
N Willamette Blvd to Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97203
Park Location or Entrance
SE 7th Avenue and Sellwood Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Marquam Nature Park

Natural Area
Park Location or Entrance
SW Marquam Street and Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97201