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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Trail Closures and Delays

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

This page was updated on July 1, 2020, at 2:15pm

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!


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

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.


Springwater Corridor

A section of the Springwater Corridor between SE Franklin Street and SE Boise Street will be narrowed for work scheduled between June 29-July 10, 2020. The work will require a narrowed trail at two separate work sites and the potential for intermittent stoppages will not to exceed 5 minutes, as well as the potential for one-way passage.

A section of the Springwater Corridor Trail between SE 28th Avenue - SE 45th/Johnson Creek Boulevard will be temporarily closed for two days (9am-4pm, weekdays only) for utility repairs. This work is scheduled to occur between July 20-24, 2020. A detour route will be provided while the trail is closed

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. Intermittent single-lane closures within a portion of the Springwater Corridor Trail, adjacent to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, are scheduled for Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, through September 30, 2020. Please mind all signage related to construction and/or COVID-19 safety. 


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 July 6-10, 2020.  A detour will be in place to direct pedestrians and cyclists around the work site.


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