Summer is the time in which much of our road maintenance work gets done. Additionally, fires frequently force road closures in popular areas. Please visit our Roads Table frequently for the most up-to-date information about road conditions.
The Forest Service maintains many roads to make it easier for you to access the wonderful recreational opportunities here around Mt. Hood. Scroll through the list of roads in our Roads Table, and find out about road closures and other conditions.
It is a good reminder to be aware of changing conditions when recreating in the outdoors, particularly in areas influenced by glacial fed rivers. Be sure to check weather conditions and be prepared with the 10 essentials anytime you travel into the outdoors. The dynamic rivers and streams fed from Mt. Hood glaciers can change significantly over the course of a day, and crossings may be passible one hour, and not passible later in the day. Visitors should familiarize themselves with river crossing safety techniques, and be willing to turn back if they observe warning signs of unsafe conditions. Please also review our river crossing safety document. As explained in a USGS briefing, the rivers fed by glaciers on Mt. Hood may cause some debris flows so we remind the public to use situational awareness and to be especially careful at river crossings.
Beginning July 7, 2014 the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin the US 26 Mt. Hood Safety Project. As a part of this project the Tamarack and Laurel Hill quarries, including NFSR 26955 will be closed for public safety due to increased truck traffic in the area. No trail or other recreational facilities will be impacted by the project and the work will be contained to the quarry areas. Please visit our forest orders page for more details and maps of the areas.