Current Conditions


Summer Trail Highlights
July 6 - July 20, 2018

  • The July 4th holiday has come and gone, but expect crowded trailheads as visitors remain in Central Oregon through the weekend. 
  • All but the most high elevation trails are snow free.  Snow line is generally 7000+ ft but with high local variability.  See inside for more details. 
  • Mosquitoes are thick around some high elevation lakes and waterways. 
  • All fireworks are prohibited on Forest Service lands. 
  • Through October 31st, Wilderness permits are required for hikers and equestrians.  Permits are free, self-issued and available at all Wilderness trailheads.  Biking is prohibited in Wilderness. 
  • Northwest Forest Passes required at various trailheads and day use sites.
  • Cascade Lakes Welcome Station open daily from 8am to 4pm.  NW Forest Passes available.
  • Lava Lands Visitor Center and Lava River Cave open for season. 
  • Dog leash requirements in place on most segments of the Deschutes River Trail. 
  • Storm King and Grand Slam trails now fully open.  Temporary closure on Tyler’s Traverse.  See inside for more info. 
  • Please keep dogs under voice or physical control.  If you have an aggressive dog, please keep it leashed or consider leaving it at home.
  • Have a Trail Report to share?  Please email your trail observations to  Information on snow level and downfall is very helpful and makes this report more up to date. 


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