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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 April 1, 2020, at 4:20pm

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 

Barbara Walker Crossing - Wildwood Trail
The Barbra Walker Crossing bridge over Burnside (connecting the Wildwood Trail) will close temporarily for up to two weeks for maintenance work. The maintenance work is weather-dependent, so the dates of the closure are not yet set. We will update here when dates are available. 

Lower Macleay, Wildwood, and Maple Trails
Between April 14-17,2020, each trail will be closed for 1-2 days to replace bridge decking per the schedule below. We anticipate the contractor will only close one trail at a time, then move to the next trail. Please follow the detour routes below. Detour signage will be posted onsite as well. 

  • April 14-15, 2020: Lower Macleay Trail closed | Detour route
  • April 15-16, 2020: Wildwood Trail closed (between NW Cornell Road and intersection with Lower Macleay Trail) | Detour route 
  • April 16-17, 2020: Maple Trail closed | Detour route

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.

Wildwood Trail
PP&R staff will be performing trail repairs on the Wildwood Trail from Firelane 15 to Newberry Road (mile 28.6-30.2) from April 1-3, 2020. For your safety and the safety of trail workers: slow down, watch for others, and maintain social distancing. Please consider accessing the Wildwood Trail from other locations during this time.

Springwater Corridor

Temporary closures adjacent to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Temporary, intermittent single-lane closures within a portion of the Springwater Corridor Trail, adjacent to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, are scheduled for weekdays (Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm) between Monday, March 23 - Friday, June 12, 2020. 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.   

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