Current Conditions



Updated July 11, 2014  

Summer Trail Summary

  •  Mostly warm to hot and sunny with chance of thunderstorms.
  • Reminder: Fire danger is on the increase be extra cautious with campfires, smoking and driving vehicles over vegetation.
  • Summer trails below 6,300’ generally snow free/accessible with down trees on some trails. “Mud factor” is “high” on trails near snow patches.  Please hike over snow and not thru mud.
  • Trail clearing is reaching full stride
  • Green Lks, Moraine Lk, So. Sister and Broken Top trails are melting out but yet partial snow covered/challenging.
  • Three Sisters Loop has sectional snow with some solid in Mesa Creek area.  Not recommended until snow free.
  • Tumalo Falls road/trailhead OPEN, North Fork Trail cleared of blowdown.
  • Hwy 46 is OPEN
  • Road 16 to Three Creek Lk is OPEN
  • HWY 242, Mckenzie Pass is OPEN
  • Paulina Peak road is OPEN
  • Seasonal snow closure of 370 Road is in effect until possibly late July. 
  • 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 - Fully OPEN from Bend to Crescent Cutoff Road.

  • Road 370 - CLOSED from Todd Lake parking area gate to road 4601 gate due to snow.

  • Road 21 into Newberry Caldera– OPEN to beyond east end of Newberry Caldera. 
  • Road to Paulina Peak OPEN. 
  • Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls TH  OPEN for the summer season. 
  • Lava Lands open . 
  • Hwy 242 - OPEN for the season.
  • Road 16 OPEN from Sisters to Three Creeks Lake.   
  • Road 60 (around Crescent Lk) OPEN . 


  • 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.

  • News & Events - Recent public notices are at the top of the page and a list of upcoming events is at the bottom.

  • Phone Numbers and Addresses for central Oregon Forest Service Offices - You can call us or drop in! We are here to help you.

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