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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Trail Closures and Delays

Please see Portland Parks & Recreation's Inclement Weather Policy for additional closure information during extreme weather.

This page was updated on December 27, 2019, at 3:17pm

Please use caution when using trails!
Be aware that rain and high water can leave trails and roads a bit of a mess with hazards like downed trees, landslides, and flooding. Portland Parks & Recreation addresses weather related impacts as soon as resources allow, but may not be able to respond immediately or forecast where the next hazard will occur. Please use extra caution on trails and roads!

Columbia Slough Trail

The city constructed the Triangle Lake Lagoon just north of the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant in 1970 to store and treat solids produced during the wastewater treatment process. Environmental Services is working on a long-term lagoon reconstruction project. Phases three and four of the project have begun and will continue until the end of 2020. During construction, the Columbia Slough Trail may be intermittently closed. Trail users can detour to Columbia Boulevard south of the plant and the trail segment east of the plant. The city posts signs and maintains a recorded hotline (503-823-1993) to advise trail users of periodic closures during the lagoon reconstruction project. For more information, please visit the BES Lagoon Reconstruction and Trail Closure Alert.

Forest Park 

Barbara Walker Crossing (bridge over West Burnside Street)
Construction of the Barbara Walker Crossing (a pedestrian bridge over West Burnside Road) is complete. There is no access to the Barbara Walker Crossing from West Burnside. However, there are many access points to the Wildwood Trail itself:

  • Take public transit to the Washington Park TriMet MAX stop and pick up the start of the Wildwood Trail and hike the approximately 3.25 miles to the Barbara Walker Crossing.
  • Take the FREE Washington Park Shuttle to the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center and use the Hoyt Arboretum trail system to connect to the Wildwood Trail and hike down--distances vary by chosen route but assume approximately 1.0 mile. 


  • There is a paid parking system throughout Washington Park and Hoyt Arboretum.
  • Barbara Walker Crossing is accessible via 0.6 mile hike down from Pittock Mansion, however parking capacity at Pittock Mansion is extremely limited. 

For more information, please visit the project page on the Portland Parks Foundation website.

Springwater Corridor

Temporary closure between SE 45th and 55th Avenues  - 
Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, Bridge #48 located near the Johnson Creek Boulevard trailhead at SE 45th Avenue and Johnson Creek Boulevard will be replaced. It is the original wooden trestle bridge from the Springwater Division Line rail developed in the early 1900s with footings in Johnson Creek. The new bridge will be constructed with steel and concrete, and its footings will allow for clearer passage of Johnson Creek, which will improve fish habitat and reduce debris accumulation.

During construction, a detour route is in place. If you live or work on the detour route, please drive with caution, as you will see an increase in bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Thank you for your patience while we improve your trail!

Construction started in mid-May 2019, with expected completion in January 2020Read more. 

Please see Portland Parks & Recreation's Inclement Weather Policy for additional closure information during extreme weather.