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

This page was updated on August 10, 2020, at 6:01pm

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.

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. Please use extra caution on trails and roads!


Waterfront Park

A section of the walkway at Waterfront Park, between the Steel Bridge and the Burnside Bridge, will be temporarily closed for work scheduled between August 17 – September 5, 2020.  A detour will be in place to direct pedestrians and cyclists around the work site.


Columbia Slough Trail

The city constructed the Triangle Lake Lagoon just north of the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant in 1970 to store and treat solids produced during the wastewater treatment process. Environmental Services is working on a long-term lagoon reconstruction project. Phases three and four of the project have begun and will continue until the end of 2020. During construction, the Columbia Slough Trail may be intermittently closed. Trail users can detour to Columbia Boulevard south of the plant and the trail segment east of the plant. The city posts signs and maintains a recorded hotline (503-823-1993) to advise trail users of periodic closures during the lagoon reconstruction project. For more information, please visit the BES Lagoon Reconstruction and Trail Closure Alert.


Forest Park

Wiregate Trail
From August 24 through October 1, 2020 construction activity will be occurring to address necessary pipeline repairs on the Kinder Morgan gasline.  For the duration of this time, Wiregate Trail will be closed to all recreation use.  Please anticipate construction activity and heavy equipment on Leif Erikson (from Germantown to NW Saltzman) to the Lower Saltzman gate during this time.  The Wildwood Trail between Firelane 5 to Trillium Trail (MP 16.75-18.6) is adjacent to the construction activity but will remain open during construction.  Park visitors are asked to use caution while passing through this section of the Wildwood Trail.

Wildwood Trail
Wildwood Trail from mile 14.2 to 15.4 is closed to address trail conditions. Please follow detour route on Koenig, Leif Erickson, and Cleator Trails. Click here for a map of the area during the closure.

Upper Springville Area
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30am-3:30pm, through mid-August: Expect intermittent trail closures and delays in the Upper Springville area. Trail closures are occurring on a rolling basis and only about a mile of trail will be closed at one time. Staff are working hard on critical maintenance tasks and need space for their and your own safety.  


Springwater Corridor

As part of the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Habitat Enhancement project, the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is constructing a new, elevated viewing platform for the public to overlook Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge temporary, intermittent single-lane closures within a portion of the Springwater Corridor Trail, adjacent to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, are scheduled for weekdays (Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm) through September 30, 2020.


Inclement Weather Policy

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