Current Conditions



Updated April 11, 2014  

Spring Trail Summary

  • Weather forecast: mild to warm spring temps, sunny then cooler and showers possible into next week.
  • Access to winter trails limited to: Dutchman, Vista Butte, Swampy and Wanoga Sno-parks. 
  • Prescribe burning scheduled just south of Phil’s Trailhead on Saturday.  Limited trail/road closure to be in effect temporarily
  • Skyliner Trailhead is closed until further notice. Limited parking available along roadway.
  • Tumalo Falls road/trailhead are now open for the season. Snow blocks trails.
  • Be aware of and avoid new paved trail construction between Sunriver and Lava Lands.
  • Summer trails under 0-140” snow depth with lower elevations below 4,500-5,000’ snow free/accessible.
  • “Mud factor” is moderate to high on some snow free summer trails…avoid!
  • Seasonal closures of Hwy 46, Hwy 242, Road 21, 370 Road, Road 16 to Three Creek Lk and the Phils TH gate are now in effect until further notice. 
  • Watch weather forecasts closely.
  • With change in season, go prepared with your Ten Essential Systems.
  • See full Deschutes trail report for more weekly details!

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

  • Hwy 46 - CLOSED from Dutchman Flat to Road 4270 at Deschutes Bridge. Spring plowing in effect.
  • Road 370 - CLOSED from Hwy 46 to Road 16.
  • Road 21 into Newberry Caldera– CLOSED from Ten Mile Sno-Park to east end of Newberry Caldera.
  • Road to Paulina Peak CLOSED for the season. 
  • Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls TH  OPEN for the summer season.  Trails above parking area, blocked by snow.
  • Lava Lands closed for the season.  Opens May. 
  • Hwy 242, Mckenzie Pass, CLOSED until further notice.
  • Road 16 CLOSED from Upper Three Creek Snow Park to Three Creeks Lake.   
  • Road 60 (around Crescent Lk) REOPENED for the spring/summer season. 


  • Weather - Our Weather page is filled with useful links from local forecasts to recent trends.

  • Hoodoo Recreation Campgrounds - Many of the campgrounds on the Deschutes National Forest are managed by concessionaire, Hoodoo Recreation. Current conditions for these concessionaire-managed campgrounds can be found on their website.

  • OHV Newsletter and Conditions - This is a PDF report of OHV conditions in the central Oregon area

  • Alerts & Notices - This is the page where we post current Public Use Restrictions (Can I have a campfire?), Fire Closures (closures caused by active fires), Recreation Closures, Blue Green Algae warnings, Industrial Fire Precaution Levels, and so forth.

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