Portion of Pioneer-Indian Trail temporarily closed

Release Date: Sep 13, 2018  

Contact(s): Hebo Ranger District, 503-392-5100


A small portion of the Pioneer-Indian Trail (#1300) on Mt Hebo is temporarily closed to the public due to active forest restoration operations. The trail closure could last up to 8 weeks and hikers are encouraged to confirm the status of the trail before heading out.

The trail closure begins approximately 1 mile southeast of the tie trail (#1300.1) which connects to the Mt. Hebo Horse trailhead. The closure extends to the westernmost intersection with Forest Service Road 14 (approximately .5 miles west of the Mt. Hebo summit). Signs are placed on both ends of the closed section of trail. After the trail reopens, hikers may notice the forest is less dense with more openings in the tree canopy. The goal of the restoration project is to accelerate the development of late-successional habitat by thinning forest stands to enhance growth, health, stand structure and diversity. The trail itself will be protected during operations in order to minimize impacts.

Status of the trail closure can be checked here or by calling the Hebo Ranger District at 503-392-5100.

 





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