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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Angel's Rest Trail (#415) Open to Visitor Open. Expect congestion. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains due to fire-weakened trees and unstable slopes.
BZ Launch Site & Trail (#4413) Open to Visitor Restrooms open. Enjoy the new portage trail, and check current flows on USGS streamgage at Underwood but note its river stage does not directly correlate to the gauge at Husum.
Balfour-Klickitat Area & Trail (#4414) Open to Visitor Open.
Bonneville Trailhead Open to Visitor Open
Cape Horn Overlook Open to Visitor Open
Cape Horn Trail (#4418) Open to Visitor Lower Cape Horn Trail is open for hiking as the seasonal closure has been lifted.
Catherine Creek Open to Visitor Open, starting to dry out.
Catherine Creek Interpretive Trail (#4400) Open to Visitor Area is drying out. Stay on trail to protect natural resources. Portable toilet on site late March-mid June only.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Open to Visitor Open for summer fun. Bring the kids to cool off!
Coyote Wall Open to Visitor Area is drying out. Stay on trail to protect natural resources. Dogs must be on leash from December 1- June 30.
Dog Creek Falls Observation Site Open to Visitor Open
Dog Mountain Open to Visitor Indian paintbrush still blooming. Note that no parking is permitted on SR 14.
Eagle Creek Campground Open to Visitor Reserve campsites at recreation.gov. Note several area trails are still closed.
Eagle Creek Day Use Area Open to Visitor Picnic area open but nearby trails closed due to unstable landscape from a 2017 wildfire. Violators can be cited and fined. Note the flush toilets are closed but port-a-potties are available.
Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground Open to Visitor Reserve the group campsite at recreation.gov. Note several area trails are still closed.
Eagle Creek Trailhead & Trail (#440) Closed to Visitor Closed due to unstable conditions from a 2017 fire. Closed due to unstable landscape from a 2017 wildfire. Violators can be cited and fined.
Gorge 400 Trail Open to Visitor Most sections closed, except the segment from Wyeth to Herman Creek (Cascade Locks).
Gorton Creek Trail (#408) Open to Visitor Logs were reported on trail as of 4/18/2019. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains due to fire-weakened trees and unstable slopes.
HCRH (US 30) - Waterfall Corridor Open to Visitor Open except during inclement weather. See tripcheck.com for up-to-date status.
HCRH State Trail - Cascade Locks to John Yeon Open to Visitor Open from John B. Yeon State Park to Cascade Locks, OR. Note that only the paved trail is open -- several area hiking trails remain closed. 
HCRH State Trail - Lindsey Creek to Viento Open to Visitor Open
Herman Creek Campground/Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Closed due to root rot creating hazard trees. No parking in campground. Vegetation management is planned to remove hazards in the future.
Herman Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Restroom closed, snow possible at higher elevations. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes along trail.
Horsetail Falls & Trail (#438) Open to Visitor Only open to Ponytail Falls. Watch for fire-weakened trees, rockslides, landslides, stumpholes along trail. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains. Recommend leashing dogs for safety due to nearby closed/burned areas.
Klickitat Trail Open to Visitor Open through the National Scenic Area section, but closed after MP 16 (Swale Canyon) due to high fire risk. Plan to turn around or leave trail at the Wahkiacus Trailhead (MP 16). View a downloadable Klickitat Trail vicinity map (.pdf)
Klickitat Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor Please bring life jackets for everyone on your boat. Follow all Washington fishing regulations.
Larch Mountain Open to Visitor Open for the summer season.
Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness: Columbia Gorge    Parts of the wilderness are closed due to post-fire hazards. Plan your hike carefully, and check specific trails for status. Do not hike off trail and respect closure signs.
Metlako Falls Spur Trail (#440A) Closed to Visitor Closed indefinitely due to landslide that destroyed the viewpoint.
Mount Defiance Trail (#413) Open to Visitor Open, but in rugged shape. Not cleared since 2016. Respect closure signs on adjacent trails.
Multnomah Falls Open to Visitor Open, with trail closures on nearby Gorge 400 and Oneonta Trails.
Multnomah Falls Lodge Open to Visitor Lodge open 8 a.m to p p.m. daily, with information services 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nesmith Point Trail (#428) Closed to Visitor Closed indefinitely due to trail damaged from a 2017 fire.
Nick Eaton Trail (#447) Open to Visitor Nick Eaton to Ridge Cutoff is almost clear of logs as of 4/18/2019. Trail difficult to navigate beyond Gorton Creek trail. Avoid during high winds and heavy rains.
Oneonta Trail (#424) Closed to Visitor Closed from Oneonta Trailhead to Multnomah Creek Way Trail (#444). Short section near Larch Mountain open for a loop hike. Please respect closure signs. Violators are subject to fines.
Oneonta Trailhead Closed to Visitor Closed indefinitely due to hazards and unstable conditions from a 2017 fire.
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (#2000) Open to Visitor Visit the Pacific Crest Trail website for updates.
Raptor Trail (#4421) Closed to Visitor Seasonally closed from February 1 to July 15 to protect nesting peregrine falcons, bald eagles, and other sensitive wildlife and natural resources.
River Front Trail (#4406) Open to Visitor Open
Sams Walker Day Use Area & Trail (#4402) Open to Visitor Open
Sandy River Delta Open to Visitor Trails are open, dogs must be leashed on the Confluence Trail. Gates close at night and open at 6 AM. Please park only in designated spots, leaving trailer parking places available for trailers.
Skamania Lodge Information Center Open to Visitor Great stop for local Forest Service information.
St. Cloud Day Use Area & Trail (#4410) Open to Visitor Open
Starvation Ridge Trail (#414) Open to Visitor Open, but in rugged shape. Not cleared since 2016. Only accessible via Mt. Defiance Trail #413 as the old cutoff trail is now closed.
Wahclella Falls Trail (#436) Closed to Visitor Closed due to post-fire hazards and unstable conditions.
Wahkeena Falls Open to Visitor Open.
White Salmon Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor Husum Falls is a Class V waterfall requiring a lot of experience or a guide to pass, and hydraulics change each year.  Portage available at Huseum Boating Site. Wear Class III or V life jacket. 
Wyeth Campground Open to Visitor Open. Reserve campsites at recreation.gov. Several area trails remain closed.

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