10/4/2017 – In case you didn’t know, many places in the Northwest are on fire or have recently burned. 
Most trails on the south side of the Columbia River Gorge near Portland are closed and the I-84 freeway just east of Portland to Hood River has a short section restricted to 1 lane each way.

Many areas around Mt. Jefferson are closed

Columbia River Gorge trails and campgrounds closed:

TYPE: CLOSURE STATUS: ESTIMATED OPEN:
 

Historic Columbia River Hwy (US 30)

Closed from junction of Hwy 30 and E Larch

Mountain Rd east to Hood River

 

Until further notice

OREGON STATE PARK CLOSURES:    
All trailheads for Historic Columbia River Hwy State Trail Closed Until further notice
John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor Closed Until further notice
Ainsworth State Park Closed Until further notice
Benson State Recreation Area Closed Until further notice
Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint Closed Until further notice
Shepperd’s Dell State Natural Area Closed Until further notice
George W. Joseph State Natural Area Closed Until further notice
Guy W. Talbot State Park Closed Until further notice
Tooth Rock Trailhead Closed Until further notice
Crown Point State Scenic Corridor Closed Until further notice
Starvation Creek State Park Partial: No trail access  
Viento State Park Closed Until further notice
OREGON TRAIL CLOSURES:      
       
Angel’s Rest Trail (#415) Closed Until further notice  
Columbia River – Oregon Shoreline Access Closed Until further notice  
Eagle Creek Campground Closed Until further notice  
Buck Point Trail (#439) Closed Until further notice  
Eagle Creek Day Use Area Closed Until further notice  
Eagle Creek Trailhead & Trail (#440) Closed Until further notice  
Lower Punch Bowl Trail (#440B) Closed Until further notice  
Metlako Falls Spur Trail (#440A) Closed Until further notice  
Ruckel Creek Trail (#405) Closed Until further notice  
Shady Glen Trail (#402A) Closed Until further notice  
Wauna Viewpoint Trail (#402) Closed Until further notice  
Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground Closed Until further notice  
Gorge 400 Trail Closed Until further notice  
Gorge 400 (MP 0 – 12.5) Angels Rest to Ainsworth Closed Until further notice  
Gorge 400 (MP 15 – 19.5) John Yeon to Wahclella Closed Until further notice  
Gorge 400 (MP 19.5 – 22.5) Wahclella to Eagle Crk Closed Until further notice  
Gorge 400 (MP 22.5 – 25) Eagle Cr to Cascade Locks Closed Until further notice  
Gorge 400 (MP 25 – 35) Cascade Locks to Wyeth Closed Until further notice  
Herman Creek Campground/Horse Camp Closed Until further notice  
Herman Creek Trailhead Closed Until further notice  
Deadwood Trail (#422) Closed Until further notice  
Gorton Creek Trail (#408) Closed Until further notice  
Herman Bridge Trail (#406E) Closed Until further notice  
Herman Creek Trail (#406) Closed Until further notice  
Nick Eaton Trail (#447) Closed Until further notice  
Ridge Cutoff Trail (#437) Closed Until further notice  
Historic Columbia River Highway Closed Until further notice  
HCRH (US 30) – Waterfall Corridor Closed Until further notice  
HCRH State Trail – Bonneville segment Closed Until further notice  
Moffett Creek Trail (#430) Closed Until further notice  
Tanner Butte Trail (#401) Closed Until further notice  
Tanner Creek Trail (#431) Closed Until further notice  
HCRH State Trail – Mitchell Point segment Closed Until further notice  
Mount Defiance Trail (#413) Closed Until further notice  
Starvation Ridge Cut-off Trail (#414B) Closed Until further notice  
Starvation Ridge Trail (#414) Closed Until further notice  
Horsetail Falls & Trail (#438) Closed Until further notice  
  Larch Mountain Closed Until further notice
  Larch Mountain Trail (#441) Closed Until further notice
  Multnomah Creek Way Trail (#444) Closed Until further notice
  Multnomah Spur Trail (#446) Closed Until further notice
  Sherrard Point Trail (#443) Closed Until further notice
  Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness: Columbia Gorge Closed Until further notice
  Multnomah Falls Closed Until further notice
  Multnomah Falls Lodge Closed Until further notice
  Multnomah Falls Overlook Spur Trail (#441A) Closed Until further notice
  Nesmith Point Trail (#428) Closed Until further notice
  Oneonta Trailhead Closed Until further notice
  Bell Creek Trail (#459) Closed Until further notice
  Franklin Ridge Trail (#427) Closed Until further notice
  Horsetail Creek Trail (#425) Closed Until further notice
  Oneonta Trail (#424) Closed Until further notice
  Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) Open south of Lolo Pass and

North of Cascade Locks

Until further notice
  Bridge Of The Gods Trailhead Closed Until further notice
  Pacific Crest Trail #2000 Closed Until further notice
  Wahclella Falls Trail (#436) Closed Until further notice
  Wahkeena Falls Closed Until further notice
  Devils Rest Trail (#420C) Closed Until further notice
  Return Trail (#442) Closed Until further notice
  Vista Point Trail (#419) Closed Until further notice
  Wahkeena Trail (#420) Closed Until further notice
  Wyeth Campground Closed Until further notice
  Wyeth Trail (#411) Closed Until further notice
  Anthill Trail (#406B) Closed Until further notice
  Bear Lake Trail (#413A) Closed Until further notice
  Benson Ruckle Trail (#405A) Closed Until further notice
  Benson Spur Trail (#405C) Closed Until further notice
  Benson Way Trail (#405B) Closed Until further notice
  Black Lake Trail (#409A) Closed Until further notice
  Casey Creek Trail (#476) Closed Until further notice
  Chinidere Cuttoff Trail (#406M) Closed Until further notice
  Chinidere Mountain Trail (#445) Closed Until further notice
  Dublin Lake Trail (#401B) Closed Until further notice
  Eagle Benson Trail (#434) Closed Until further notice
  Eagle Creek Trail (#440) Closed Until further notice
  Eagle Tanner Trail (#433) Closed Until further notice
  Gorton Greek Trail (#408) Closed Until further notice
  Green Point Ridge Trail (#418) Closed Until further notice
  Herman Creek Trail (#406) Closed Until further notice
  Herman Creek Cutoff Trail (#410) Closed Until further notice
  Indian Springs Trail (#435) Closed Until further notice
  Mitchell Point Trail (#417) Closed Until further notice
  Moffett Creek (#430) Closed Until further notice
  Mt Defiance Trail (#413) Closed Until further notice
  Mud Lake Trail (#406A) Closed Until further notice
  Nick Eaton Trail (#447) Closed Until further notice
  North Lake Trail (#423) Closed Until further notice
  Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) Open south of Lolo Pass

and North of Cascade Locks

Until further notice
  Plateau Cutoff (#412) Closed Until further notice
  Rainy Lake Trail (#423A) Closed Until further notice
  Rainy Wahtum Trail (#409) Closed Until further notice
  Tanner Butte Trail (#401) Closed Until further notice
  Tanner Creek Trail (#431) Closed Until further notice
  Tanner Cutoff Trail (#448) Closed Until further notice
  Tanner Springs Trail (#401E) Closed Until further notice
  Wahtum Express (#406H) Closed Until further notice
  Warren Lake Trail (#417A) Closed Until further notice
  West Benson Way Trail (#405B) Closed Until further notice
  Wyeth Trail (#411) Closed Until further notice
  Black Lake Campground Closed Until further notice

 

Mt. Hood area trails closed:

Trail Name Number Segment
Anthill 406B Entire length
Bear Lake 413A Entire length
Benson Ruckle  405A Entire length
Benson Spur 405C Entire length
Benson Way 405B Entire length
Black Lake 409A Entire length
Casey Creek 476 Entire length
Chinidere Cuttoff 406M Entire length
Chinidere Mountain 445 Entire length
Dublin Lake 401B Entire length
Eagle Benson 434 Entire length
Eagle Creek 440 Entire length
Eagle Tanner 433 Entire length
Gorton Creek 408 Entire length
Green Point Ridge 418 Entire length
Herman Creek 406 Entire length
Herman Creek Cutoff 410 Entire length
Indian Springs 435 Entire length
Mitchell Point 417 Entire length
Moffett Creek 430 Entire length
Mt. Defiance 413 Entire length
Mud Lake 406A Entire length
Nick Eaton 447 Entire length
North Lake 423 Entire length
Pacific Crest Trail 2000 Open South of Lolo Pass and North of Cascade Locks.
Plateau Cutoff 412 Entire Length
Rainy Lake 423A Entire length 
Rainy Wahtum 409 Entire length
Tanner Butte 401 Entire length
Tanner Creek 431 Entire length
Tanner Cutoff 448 Entire length
Tanner Springs 401E Entire length
Wahtum Express 406H Entire length
Warren Lake 417A Entire length
West Benson Way 405B Entire length
Wyeth 411 Entire length

Many areas in Glacier National Park are closed.

Forest fires are burning in Idaho.

Several fires are burning in California, including fires in Sequoia National Forest and Yosemite National Park.

Large fires are burning in Canada, sending smoke south to the Pacific Northwest.

Many of these trails will remain closed long after fall rains put out the fires. Check land management websites and Inciweb for trail closures before you go hiking.

Steve