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Trail Closures and Delays

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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 June 3, 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.

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

Barbara Walker Crossing and Wildwood Trail

Barbara Walker Crossing and nearby sections of Wildwood Trail are reopened!

Macleay Trail Reroute and Thurman Street Stairs Closure 

Caution and Closure: From June - October 2021, the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) will be working to replace the Balch Creek Trash Rack. The Lower Macleay Trail will be open during this time, with a reroute around fencing, but parking will be limited, and the Thurman Street stairs will be closed. You may experience brief delays while equipment and materials are brought in across the trail near the construction site. Please obey flaggers and signs and stay well away from all equipment and construction activity. For more details on this project and the reroute map from NW Thurman Street, please refer to the BES project page.

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 Road/Highway 30. The landslide is located at a creek crossing. Please use caution when using the trail in this area. 

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 the detour route on Koenig Trail, Leif Erikson, and Cleator Trail. Click here for a map of the area during the closure.


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
Park Location or Entrance
SW Macadam Avenue and Nebraska Street
Portland, OR 97219