Current Conditions



Updated March 26, 2015  

Spring Trail Summary:

  • Summer trail snow free access limited to low/mid elevations below 4,800-5,300 ft.  Some trails near these elevations have patchy snow/ice melting into muddy trail sections.  Reports of moderate to heavy blowdown.
  • Foot bridge on Tumalo Ck Tr next to Skyliner Lodge is closed due to damage.  Follow detour.
  • Currently, 95% of the approx. 600 winter snow pole signs are in place in the Dutchman Flat to Moon Mt. area.  Over the coming weeks these will be removed as the snow pack melts.
  • Spring Break continues, expect increase in trail use.
  • Tumalo Falls Road is closed to all traffic.  Use trails to access Tumalo Falls.
  • Weather forecast calling for mild to warm temps but with a chance of rain or higher elevation snow.
  • Seasonal closure of Hwy 46 (Elk Lake to Dutchman), Hwy 242, Road 21, 370 Road and Road 16 to Three Creek Lakes in effect until further notice.
  • Watch weather forecasts closely.

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

  • Hwy 46 - CLOSED from Mt. Bachelor/Dutchman Flat to Elk Lake until further notice.  Hwy access open from the south to the north end of Elk Lake.

  • Road 370 - CLOSED from Hwy 46 to Road 16 near Three Creeks Lake for the winter season.

  • Road 21 into Newberry Caldera– CLOSED for the winter season. 
  • Road to Paulina Peak CLOSED for the winter season. 
  • Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls TH  CLOSED to all traffic until further notice.  Water pipeline construction is under way and road is now closed to non-motorized and motorized use.  
  • Hwy 242 - CLOSED for the winter season.
  • Road 16 CLOSED from Upper Three Creeks Sno-Park to Three Creeks Lake.   
  • Road 60 (around Crescent Lk) now OPEN. 


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