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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Trail Closures

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

This page was updated on January 6, 2017, 3:14pm

Please use caution when using trails during and after inclement weather!
Freezing rain, snow, heavy rainfall, and/or high winds can lead to downed trees, landslides, or other hazardous conditions on trails. The recent ice storm left hundreds of downed trees and other impacts to park trails and roads. Parks is addressing these impacts as resources allow, but we cannot get to them immediately or forecast where the next downed tree or trail blowout will occur.


Columbia Slough Trail
Work on a lagoon reconstruction project located at the Columbia Blvd Wastewater Treatment Plant will take place November 2011-2018. During construction, the Columbia Slough Trail will be intermittently closed. Trail users can detour to Columbia Boulevard south of the plant and the trail segment east of the plant. For more information, please visit the BES Lagoon Reconstruction and Trail Closure Alert.


Marshall Park - Foley-Balmer Natural Area
The bridge across Tryon Creek in the Foley-Balmer Natural Area has been removed due to structural concerns. To detour, please use SW Broadleaf Drive to connect SW Lancaster Road and SW 18th Pl or SW Maplecrest Drive. Please follow the recommended detour. Crossing the creek is unsafe and causes streambank erosion and damage to riparian vegetation.


Forest Park
Maple Trail
in Forest Park remains closed between Koenig Trail and Firelane 4.


Marquam Park
There is significant trail damage along the north section of Shelter Loop Trail due to fallen trees. Please use Marquam or Sunnyside Trails to avoid this area. Many other trails have seen damage from the recent ice storm and fallen trees, please use caution on the trails.


Powers Marine Park
The access road from Hwy 43 (Macadam Ave) to the former Staff Jennings boat store and the park will be closed permanently for the construction of the Sellwood Bridge. The trail within the park will not be accessible during construction and is planned to reopen in November 2017. Pedestrian and bicycle access along Hwy 43 will remain open, though there will be posted detours throughout the anticipated 4-year construction. For more information, please visit sellwoodbridge.org.


Springwater Corridor Trail
Please use caution on the trail. Some areas could be slippery with ice, especially the bridges.


Washington Park
There is significant trail damage due to downed trees on the Wildwood Trail at the Archery Range. Trail users are advised to use caution until the trail can be assessed and repaired. 

The MAC Trail from the Rose Garden path to the children’s playground is closed until tree damage can be addressed. Please use the detour route along the Rose Garden path and sidewalk along Sherwood Road. 


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