Current Conditions


Summer Trail Highlights
September 14 - September 28, 2018

  • Classic fall weather has come to Central Oregon, with trail enthusiasts welcoming the clear skies and cool temperatures. 
  • At the time of this writing, there are NO trail closures associated with fires on the Deschutes National Forest (DNF). 
  • Currently, campfires are only allowed inside a fire ring in certain developed campgrounds.  Campfires are not allowed at dispersed campsites, nor are they allowed in local Wilderness areas.     
  • Canyon Creek Campground and Trailhead closed through October 26th for construction.
  • Temporary weekday closure of Storm King and Grand Slam Trails.  Tyler’s Traverse Trail now fully open.  See inside for more details.     
  • Exposed human waste is becoming an extremely pervasive problem on the Forest, particularly at popular Wilderness sites.  It is the law to pack out or bury your poop!   Backpackers should have a plan in place BEFORE their trip.  Plastic trowels are cheap, light, and effective.      
  • 12 person group limit inside Wilderness.  
  • Volunteer trail project taking place at Todd Lake on September 15th and 16th.  The trail will remain open, but watch out for workers. 


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