Eagle Creek Fire Trail Status

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Trail Assessments

As of April 26, 2018, 57 miles (64%) of the 90 miles of trails within the Eagle Creek Burned Area have undergone assessments in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, including sections of the following trails (*mileage indicates number of miles assessed):

Trail Stats in the Scenic Area:

  • Miles of trails in burned area: 90
  • Miles of trail assessments completed: 54.9
  • 37.9 miles have tread work completed (repairs made to trail walking surface)
  • 43.9 miles have been logged out (logs removed from trail)

When will trails reopen?

  • Benson Bridge access (via replacement of Shady Creek Bridge): Summer 2018
  • Trails from Multnomah Falls and west: End of calendar year 2018
  • Trails between Multnomah Falls and Cascade Locks: no timeframe (most severely burned area)
  • Trails from Cascade Locks to the east: Summer 2018

No decisions have been made yet to redesign or reroute any trails. Any proposals to redesign, reroute, or decommission trails will include public comment opportunities as part of the decision process. We will continue working with partners and the public on a vision for long-term trail sustainability in the Gorge. This will include opportunities to give inputs about the future of recreation within the Columbia River Gorge as part of the Gorge 2020 Management Plan Review.