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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 September 19, 2017,10:15am

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.


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.

  • Bridge Repairs - as part of the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond, trail closures due to bridge repairs on Lower Macleay, Maple, and Wildwood Trails are scheduled through October 2017. Read more information here

  • Leif Erickson Drive - As part of the Renew Forest Park Initiative, Portland Parks & Recreation and Bureau of Environmental Services are working together on high priority road repairs on Leif Erickson Drive. The following areas will be closed from September 18, to November 30, 2017:

    • Leif Erickson Drive from the Saltzman Road intersection to the Germantown Road intersection is closed to all uses.
    • Lower Saltzman Road from the gate/trailhead to Leif Erickson Drive is closed to all uses.
    • Maple Trail from Quarry Trail to Leif Erickson Drive is closed to all uses.
    • Fire Lane 5 from Saltzman Road to Wildwood Trail is open to pedestrians, but closed to bikes and all other uses.
    • Fire Lane 5 from Wildwood Trail to Leif Erickson Drive is closed to all uses.
    • Wiregate Trail from Wildwood Trail to Leif Erickson Drive is closed to all uses.
    • Fire Lane 7 from Wildwood Trail to Leif Erickson Drive (aka Oil Line Road and Gas Line Road) are closed to all uses.
    • Hardesty Trail from Wildwood Trail to Leif Erickson Drive is closed to all uses.
    • Other trails that intersect with Leif Erickson Drive are open, but users should be extremely cautious when crossing and look out for trucks and other construction vehicles.

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.


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.


Springwater Trail - near SE Telford Road and 262nd Avenue
The Johnson Creek Watershed Council, in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, is improving fish passage under the Springwater Trail by replacing a culvert under the Springwater Trail near Damascus. The culvert replacement project is scheduled for September 11-30, 2017. During those days, the Trail will be closed in the vicinity of SE Telford Road and 262nd Avenue. During the closure, the trail will be re-routed onto the shoulder of SE Telford Road.

For your safety, please use caution, especially when traveling on SE Telford Road. When traveling against the flow of traffic on the detour, we recommend that bikers dismount and walk bikes. Please contact Chuck Lobdell at the Johnson Creek Watershed Council by email at chuck@jcwc.org or call 503-652-7477 x104 with any questions or concerns.


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