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Storm damage recovery

Trail Closures and Delays

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Trail Closures and Delays
Be aware that snow, 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 February 27, 2024.

Please be aware that conditions are especially dangerous in many parks right now. Do not put yourself or others at risk.

The January 2024 snow and ice storm caused considerable damage in parks across the city, including large downed trees and powerlines, hanging branches, and other debris on roads and trails. Using trails with these conditions can be very dangerous for park users. It can also damage the ecosystem and the trail. Please be aware of your surroundings, including conditions overhead.

While crews work to address this damage, the public is required to stay out of closed areas. All trail closures are listed below, and we are working hard to post signs at all closed trails. Because of the volume and severity of damage from this storm, it will take crews some time to respond. Please be patient.

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

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


Council Crest Park

4T/Marquam Trail: Summit Trail to Council Crest Connector
Due to large, downed trees and trail damage, the 4T/Marquam Trail is closed in Council Crest Park from Summit Trail to the Connector Trail. Please use the detour on Summit Trail. For your safety and that of PP&R staff, please respect trail closures and use other trails in the area. There is also a closure of this trail in Marquam Nature Park (shown on map below).


4T/Marquam Trail: Highway 26 to SW Patton Road
The 4T/Marquam Trail from the south side of Highway 26 to Patton Road is closed due to downed trees. PGE is in the area assessing and addressing the situation.  For your safety and the efficiency of the crews responding to this issue, please respect the trail closure and stay out of this area.


Gabriel Park

Nature Loop Trail
Due to downed trees and overhead tree hazards, Nature Loop Trail from Vermont Creek to Cedar Grove is closed while staff assess hazards and clear trees. For your safety and that of PP&R staff, please respect trail closures and use other trails in the area.


Forest Park

Leif Erikson Drive
Leif Erikson Drive is closed at approximately milepost 3.25 due to an active rockfall. While this area may appear passable, large rocks are actively falling in the area. Due to this hazard, the road is closed for a short distance at this location. This closure prevents recreation through-traffic on the road. Leif Erikson Drive remains open between milepost 0 and the closure, and between milepost 3.25 and the end. The public may access the trails that connect to Leif Erikson Drive on either side of the slide, but through-traffic on the road itself is prohibited due to the closure. For your safety, please respect this trail closure and do not attempt through-travel on Leif Erikson Drive. 

Lower Firelane 1
Firelane 1 from Leif Erickson Drive to NW St Helens Road is closed for drainage maintenance and surface improvements near the trailhead. More information can be found on the Forest Park Entrance project page.

Maple Trail
Effective immediately, Maple Trail is closed between Firelane 4 and Koenig Trail due to severe storm damage that has made the bridge crossing unsafe. We will be deploying crews out to assess the bridge conditions and install closure signage and barricades. Please do your part by respecting the closure and staying out of this area for now. Thank you! 

Ridge Trail closure at NW Bridge Avenue
In early January 2024, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) began conducting work on NW Bridge Avenue to stabilize portions of the hillside southeast of the St. Johns Bridge, a location with a history of known rockfall. As a result, both Ridge Trail trailheads (north and south) will be closed on weekdays between February 29, 2024 and approximately March 13, 2024. Building on recent emergency rockfall repair work in this area, ODOT’s new project will make improvements to prevent additional rockfall in the future through removal of hazardous vegetation, scaling of loose rock, and installation of pinned mesh. Visit ODOT's project website for more information. 

Ridge Trail parking area on NW Bridge Avenue
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. 

Wildwood Trail at mile 11.8
There is a bridge out on the Wildwood Trail at mile 11.8. Please use the detour on Nature and Chestnut Trails to bypass the closure. 

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.


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 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 January 31, 2025 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.

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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
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