West Bend Area: Trail, Road & Area Closures (July 2024)

The Forest Service is experiencing increased violations of trail closure areas. Trail closures are designed to keep the optimal amount of trail milage open for recreationists during this work. However, if users continue disregarding the closures, the closures will have to be moved further out from the work area.

Current Trail & Road Closures (July 8, 2024)

Map of trail and road closures in greater West Bend area.

Closed Description Timeframe Map
Farewell Trail Farewell Trail closed between trailhead and intersection with Mrazek. Closed Monday 12 a.m. to Friday 3 p.m. See Map
Mrazek Mrazek closed between 370/4601 Trailhead east to junction with FS Road 700. Closed Monday 12 a.m. to Friday 3 p.m. See Map
  CAUTION: Hauling operations are ongoing based on weather and conditions in the area around Ben’s, Kent’s, MTB and Tyler's Traverse. Hauling will be occurring on temporary haul routes and roadways. Recreationists should use caution during road crossings.    

West Bend Vegetation Management Project

We are restoring 26,000 acres of forest adjacent to the City of Bend to improve forest health, create a diversity of plant and wildlife habitat and to protect our communities and quality of life.

Historically in Central Oregon small wildfires or insect infestations occurred creating a forested of different aged trees, underbrush, and openings, which allowed a diversity of wildlife and plants to flourish and kept forests resilient to large scale disturbances. The West Bend Vegetation Management Project's goal is to restore a more resilient and healthy forest. For additional information go to www.deschutescollaborativeforest.org.

Lex Project Area

The Lex Project area is within the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project area landscape in which the Forest Service is restoring 11,900 acres of forest west of the City of Bend to improve forest health. Stand resiliency to fire, insect and disease can help create a diversity of plant and wildlife habitat and protect our communities and quality of life.