Greater West Bend Area: Trail, Road & Area Closures (September 2023)
The Forest Service is experiencing increased violations of trail closure areas. Trail closures are designed to keep the optimal amount of trail milage open for recreationists during this work. However, if users continue disregarding the closures, the closures will have to be moved further out from the work area.
Current Trail & Road Closures (September 2023)
|Farewell Trail||The entirety of Farewell Trail is closed. See inset map for detailed view.||Closed Monday 12 a.m. to Friday 3 p.m.||See Map|
|Forest Service Roads||Portions of Forest Service Road 4610700 and the surrounding area is closed. See map for details.||Closed 7 days a week||See Map|
|Mrazek Trail||Mrazek Trail closed between junction at FSR 370/4610 Trailhead east to junction with Forest Service Road 700. See inset map for detailed view.||Closed Monday 12 a.m. to Friday 3 p.m.||See Map|
|Tyler's Traverse (Uphill & Downhill)||Tyler's Traverse (both uphill and downhill segments) closed between Forest Service Road 41 west to Forest Service Road 4130 junction.||Closed 7 days a week||See Map|
West Bend Vegetation Management Project
We are restoring 26,000 acres of forest adjacent to the City of Bend to improve forest health, create a diversity of plant and wildlife habitat and to protect our communities and quality of life.
Historically in Central Oregon small wildfires or insect infestations occurred creating a forested of different aged trees, underbrush, and openings, which allowed a diversity of wildlife and plants to flourish and kept forests resilient to large scale disturbances. The West Bend Vegetation Management Project's goal is to restore a more resilient and healthy forest. For additional information go to www.deschutescollaborativeforest.org.
Lex Project Area
The Lex Project area is within the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project area landscape in which the Forest Service is restoring 11,900 acres of forest west of the City of Bend to improve forest health. Stand resiliency to fire, insect and disease can help create a diversity of plant and wildlife habitat and protect our communities and quality of life.