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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Trail Report

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Latest Updates -- April 17, 2018

Progress continues clearing rock slides and logs from trails within the Eagle Creek Fire perimeter. Since the beginning of April, our volunteer partners and CRGNSA Trail Crew have had nineteen crews on these trails, with thirty more scheduled through April. Volunteers are continuing work on trails that cross into land managed by the Mt. Hood National Forest. We are also coordinating with Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Parks on trail work along the Historic Columbia River Highway. 

This weekend, Columbia Cascades Trails Skills College in Cascade Locks will train hundreds of volunteers on critical skills, from basic maintenance to specialized rock work. Thanks to all of our partners who work to put this event together!

Dog Mountain has a new permit system in place for Saturdays and Sundays through July 1. More information on this and the Dog Mountain Shuttle can be found on our website at New Permit System at Dog Mountain. Multnomah Falls Lodge is open and can be accessed via the I-84 parking lot. The Columbia River Historic Highway and all CRGNSA trails east of Sandy River Delta on the Oregon side of the Scenic Area remain closed. More information on the full area closure can be found at Eagle Creek Fire Closure.

Forest Service employees and partners adhere to strict safety guidelines when performing trail work and continue to mitigate hazards they encounter. At this time, there are is no projected opening date for trails closed by the Eagle Creek Fire. Search and Rescue responders may not be able to assist if hikers enter the closure area and are in need of emergency response.   

About Our Trail Maintenance

Reports are updated based on the latest staff and visitor observations. Yet, wilderness is wild and conditions can change very quickly in the forest! Please be prepared to encounter unexpected obstacles (logs, trail washouts, overgrown sections) on your hike.

To report downed trees on the trail, call (541) 308-1700. Please note the number of trees, approximate location on the trail, and approximate tree diameter. (Tip: can you wrap your arms around it or is it bigger?)