Current Conditions


Winter Trail Highlights

  • Excellent snow conditions and good coverage at area SnoParks.  Forecasts of additional snow and cold temperatures should maintain the good quality snow into next week.    
  • Approximately 70% of the temporary snow poles in the Dutchman-Moon Mountain area have been placed.  Trail navigation can be difficult without these poles.  It is the responsibility of the user to know where they are.
  • The Three Sisters Wilderness, Bend City Watershed, and “Dutchalo” area are all closed to snowmobiles and other motorized vehicles. 
  • Low elevation trails are currently a mixed bag.  Many have patchy snow/ice and mud.  Please do not ride, hike or run on muddy trails. 
  • High wind events in late January brought down many trees across the Forest.  Volunteers are busy clearing downfall but trail users may encounter trees across the trail.   
  • Temporary closure on Deschutes River Trail from Dillon Falls to Slough.  Temporary reroute in place.  See inside for more details. 
  • Sno-Park permits are required in designated Sno-Parks.  Funds from permit sales are used by ODOT to plow and remove snow from Sno-Park parking areas.
  • Dogs are prohibited on the north side of Cascade Lakes Highway, including Meissner, Swampy, and Dutchman Sno-Parks. 
  • Until April 1st, winter trails that co-exist on summer roads are closed to motor vehicles.


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