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.
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.
The Crane Timber Sale is starting up this weekend. As a result of the heavy log movement activities, OHV trail 900 (south of FR 4814) is going to be closed for the next 4-8 weeks. The operator is starting on the north side of FR 48 and the plan is to move west to east. Please do what is necessary to make the public aware of the future impacts to that trail. Most of the Rock Creek OHV use area will remain open to the public. Also, please note that most of the mainline spurs adjacent to the timber sale as far as Forest Road 4890, will be affected to some degree by log haul, so motorists are advised to be extra cautious in these areas..