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.
A temporary closure on F. S. Rd. 18 will occur 10.5 miles from junction with Hwy. 26 at McGee Creek Bridge on Monday morning on 8/3/15. A temporary bridge/bypass road will be installed with a crane for use by traffic during a culvert/bridge replacement at that location. The project could last until Sept. 30. There could be up to 30 minute delays during construction at the site where traffic will be limited to one lane and controlled by a traffic signal.
As of Friday, July 10, 2015 at 12:01 A.M. Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) III restrictions are in effect across the entire Mt. Hood National Forest. Firewood cutting, timber operations, and other industrial operations performed on the Mt. Hood National Forest are required to follow IFPL III restrictions. For more detailed information about IFPLs Click Here to be directed to our IFPL page.
Forest Road 54 will be closed week days during the day to prevent risks to public safety posed by log truck using the road. This one lane road is steep and is especially dangerous on the Pup Creek Hill. Motorists have almost collided with fully loaded log truck heading down hill. The road will be open as usual on weekends.
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.
NFSR 57 is now open to the public with caution.Safety cones are in place along the route between the junction of Forest Roads 57/58 and 57/5810 (where the pavement starts just before Timothy Lake). Last year Fiber Optic cable was buried parallel to the road on the fill slope. Unfortunately this caused portions of the fill slope to become soft in some areas. Because of this damage to the fill slope of the road we closed it for the winter season for safety and health of all travelers along this route. The cones are in areas of most concern. These areas are very narrow and cannot accommodate two vehicles passing each other along the route. PGE also has dump trucks and heavy equipment driving along this route frequently. We are hopeful this section of road will be repaired this summer, so please drive with caution and remember also that during the summer months, this route will have poor visibility at times due to dust clouds created by vehicular traffic.