Current Conditions


April 18-26, 2019
Spring Trail Highlights

  • Most other summer trails are under snow/ice or have a wintry mix of mud and snow.  The Deschutes River Trail, Horse Butte area, some trails in the Phil’s system, and low elevation trails around Sisters are all accessible.
  • Winter wind storms brought down many trees.  Trail users are likely to encounter downfall as more trails melt out and become accessible.  Volunteers and FS staff will clear downfall as quickly as we are able.         
  • Winter recreation continues, with recent snowfall at high elevations.  With good depth, coverage remains excellent at most area SnoParks.  Snow conditions will vary considerably, day to day and hour to hour, based on weather.             
  • The takedown of temporary snow poles in the Dutchman-Moon Mountain area has begun.  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. 
  • The temporary closure on Deschutes River Trail from Dillon Falls to Slough has been LIFTED.  Work will continue at Ryan Ranch, but the trail is now open.    
  • Dogs are prohibited on the north side of Cascade Lakes Highway, including Meissner, Swampy, and Dutchman Sno-Parks.  This closure lasts until April 30th.    
  • NW Forest Passes required at various trailheads and day use sites. 
  • Cascade Lakes Welcome Station is open Saturday and Sunday, 8am-4pm. 


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