Winter rains have caused heavy damage on the Clackamas River Trail during the past few weeks, and sections of the trail are likely to be closed well into summer.

The affected areas are 1.8 miles upstream from Fish Creek campground and six miles downstream of Indian Henry campground near Estacada, where large debris slides washed out the trail leaving drop-offs of 200 feet or more.

No detours are possible at either of these locations due to the steep terrain.

The trail will need extensive repairs and a log bridge or other structure may need to be installed. Seasonal trail crews will begin work in early May and this trail will be a priority, but the repairs may take some months to complete and the closure areas will stay in effect until the repairs are completed.

While these portions of the Clackamas River Trail are closed, we encourage hikers to check out one of the many other riverside hikes available on the Mount Hood National Forest such as the Salmon River, or Eagle Creek Trails.

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