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 September 19, 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 temporary closure as of 9/6/2022

A portion of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade is temporarily closed due to a safety hazard related to low water levels in the river. There is currently no northbound or southbound access along the Eastbank Esplanade (between the Steel Bridge and the Burnside Bridge). Please use an alternate route. 

The area affected is the floating portion of the popular multiuse path from north of the Morrison Bridge to south of the Steel bridge. For current updates, please visit Eastbank Esplanade page. 

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

Caution: Truck Traffic on Leif Erickson and Saltzman Roads
From September 1 to November 4, 2022, work vehicles will be intermittently traveling on lower Saltzman Road and Leif Erickson Drive north of Saltzman. Users may encounter temporary delays. 

Wiregate Trail
Closure: Wiregate Trail from Leif Erickson to the Wildwood Trail will be closed from September 1st to November 4th, 2022, for pipeline maintenance. 

Map showing Wiregate trail closure and truck routes in 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.

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.

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.


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

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