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Trail Closures

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

This page was updated on March 25, 2017,10:45am

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. For more information, please visit the BES Lagoon Reconstruction and Trail Closure Alert.


Eastbank Esplanade
Portland Parks & Recreation is temporarily closing the floating portion of the Eastbank Esplanade due to extremely high water levels on the Willamette River - this is the section of the Esplanade between the Steel Bridge to the north and past the Burnside Bridge to the south. During periods of very high water, when the river reaches approximately 17.5 feet, the ramps rise to an angle determined to be potentially unsafe for people on bikes, on foot, and for those using mobility devices. The closure will remain in effect for an undetermined length of time - until river conditions allow for safe travel on the impacted section of walkway. PP&R is monitoring conditions regularly and will reopen this area as soon as it is determined to be safe. Commuters, walkers, cyclists, etc., should use street alternatives.


Forest Park 

  • Leif Erickson Drive - A landslide on Leif Erickson Trail at milepost 4.0 is covering a large section of trail. Please use extra caution when passing through this area, as conditions have made the tread very muddy and narrow. There will be intermittent trail closures as we remove the affected trees and slide material from the area. 
  • Lower Macleay Trail has been damaged by recent storms and the area is unstable. A landslide has crossed the trail approximately ¼ mile from the NW Upshur Street trailhead. Lower Macleay Trail is CLOSED between NW 29th and Upshur, and the Stone House, due to a landslide. The public must stay out of the area due to unstable slope conditions.
  • Maple Trail in Forest Park remains closed between Koenig Trail and Firelane 4.
  • Wildwood Trail is closed from Pittock Drive to Pittock Mansion due to landslide. Trail users should use Pittock Drive to bypass the closure.

Marquam Park - Sunnyside and Shelter Loop Trails
A landslide on the Sunnyside Trail between Broadway Trail and the Shelter has made the trail impassable. There is significant damage along the north section of Shelter Loop Trail due to fallen trees. Marquam Trail can be used to bypass these trails. Many other trails have seen damage from the recent winter storms, please use caution on the trails.


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.


Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge 

Sellwood Park trail to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge - is closed indefinitely due to landslide danger. A small landslide has already occurred and more are possible. PP&R is monitoring the trail for further damage and the possibility of repair.


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.


Sellwood Park trail to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
The trail from Sellwood Park to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge is closed indefinitely due to landslide danger. A small landslide has already occurred and more are possible. PP&R is monitoring the trail for further damage and the possibility of repair.


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. 


Willamette Greenway Trail
Due to the exceptional amount of rain we have received, and associated high river levels, there are at least two portions of the Greenway Trail that are now underwater. Current locations are about 1/4 mile and 1/3 mile north of Willamette Park in SW Portland. Please exercise caution in the area. 


Woods Memorial Natural Area – Little Trail
Little Trail is closed due to storm damage that has made the area unstable and the trail impassable.  Please use Woods Parkway to connect Zig Zag and Stairway Trails.


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