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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 March 8, 2018, at 12:14pm

Please use caution when using trails!
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
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. 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 is closed from Pittock Drive to Pittock Mansion due to landslide. Trail users should use Pittock Drive to bypass the closure.

Cumberland Trail between Tunnel Trail and NW Cumberland Blvd will be closed March 12-14, 2018 for bridge repairs. Detour via Wildwood and Macleay Trails and on surface streets: NW Macleay Blvd, NW Warrenton Terrace, and NW Powhatan Terrace.  

Lower Macleay Trail: Light work has begun on the trail this week. The trail will be closed for 2-3 weeks beginning Monday, March 5, 2018 to install the replacement decking material and put the finishing touches on the bridge. During this time, the trail will be closed from Lower Macleay Trailhead to the Wildwood Trail (at the Stone House). The Stone House will be accessible via the Wildwood Trail. Check out the detour map.

Maple and Wildwood Trails: The decking installation is complete. The contractor will be onsite this week to install finishing details on the bridges, but the trails remain open for use.

Read more about bridge replacements in Forest Park.

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.

Springwater Trail

March 5-16, 2018 - A detour will be in place for permitted work on Springwater Corridor – between SE Spokane and Umatilla Streets.

Washington Park

The Madison Trail reopened! –The trail is open, and several steps and compacted gravel have been added to one section. This allows our crews to continue needed work while keeping the trail open. There will be brief periods when the trail will be closed for deliveries of materials or equipment. Such closures are expected to be infrequent. Please watch for signs. Thank you in advance for your patience and for following all safety precautions. Read more at

Willamette Park
The entrance at SW Nevada Street  is currently closed at the request of ODOT Railroad Authority until federally required infrastructure improvements can be made. We urge park users to use alternate park entrances on SW Miles Street or SW Nebraska Street. Portland Parks & Recreation continues to work on improvement measures with our partners at the Portland Water Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Trolley Consortium, and will provide updates as available.

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