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.
The Clackamas River Ranger District will be temporarily closed to visitor information services so as to facilitate fire crew operations needed to address the 36 Pit fire. Please visit one of our other offices or explore our website.
Thursday, Sept. 4,.To keep people out of the blasting area, the Mirror Lake Trail will also close at this time. Flaggers will ensure trail users are aware of the trail closures due to blasting. Please follow the directions from the flaggers on the trail to ensure safety.
The parking lot at the Mirror Lake Trailhead across from the work area will close all day to prepare the area for blasting. All unattended vehicles in the Mirror Lake parking lot will be towed.
U.S. 26 and Mirror Lake closures due to blasting will also take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the following days:
The last of this year's Cloud Cap Inn tours will be held Saturday Sept. 27th and Sunday Sept. 28. On both days, two times are being offered: 11 and 1 p.m. Call the Hood River Ranger District at (541) 352-6002 for more information or to reserve a spot on one of the tours.
The bridge that allows access to Ramona Falls washed out this week. The trail is still accessible from the Ramona Falls trailhead, but hikers must use caution at the river crossing. The river under the washout is very swift and often carries a strong current.
A section of Bagby Trail #544 is closed from a point wellpast the hot springs to the junction with the Twin Lakes Trail #573 due to fire activity in the area. Bagby Hot Springs remains open. Click here for the Closure Order.
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.