West Bend Area: Trail, Road & Area Closures (February 2024)

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 (February 19, 2024)

Map of trail and road closures in greater West Bend area.

Closed Description Timeframe Map
Afternoon Delight

STARTING FEB, 19 2024 - Afternoon Delight will be closed from junction with Tyler’s Traverse south to junction with Forest Service Road 4130.

Afternoon Delight closed between junction with Tyler's Traverse south to junction with Royal Flush.

Closed 7 days a week See Map
Ben's Trail Ben's Trail closed between Jct. #4 and Skyliners Road (FS Road 4601). Closed Monday 12 a.m. to Friday 3 p.m. See Map
COD CODSTARTING FEB, 19 2024 - COD closed between Junctions 32 and 23 Closed Monday 12 a.m. to Friday 3 p.m. See Map
Royal Flush Royal Flush closed between junction with Afternoon Delight west to junction with Duodenum. Closed 7 days a week See Map
  CAUTION: Hauling operations are ongoing based on weather and conditions in the area around Ben’s, Kent’s, MTB and Tyler's Traverse. Hauling will be occurring on temporary haul routes and roadways. Recreationists should use caution during road crossings.    
  • Winter Range Closures

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    Winter range closures are in effect December 1 through March 31. Motorized vehicles are prohibited in the closure areas to protect deer and elk during the winter.

Winter Riding Conditions

This time of year, you can help protect the sustainability of trails by avoiding routes that are muddy or extremely wet. Don’t widen the trail or damage vegetation by riding or walking around the muddy areas.

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.