Fire affected trails: WA, OR, CA

Use this forum to report and discuss trails in need of maintenance. This will help organizations like TKO and agencies like the Forest Service get the most recent on-the-ground trail conditions.
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Fire affected trails: WA, OR, CA

Post by bobcat » September 19th, 2020, 3:49 pm

Now that things have quietened down a little and the dampness will contain existing fires, at least for the time being, I made a list of trails affected by this year's end of summer explosion of blazes (mainly because I'll need to update entries in the Field Guide at some point). These are fire-affected trails only; plenty of other trails, including most trails around Mt. Hood, may have significant amounts of windfall over them that will severely inhibit access.

Edit: I'll update this list as I get information.

Roughly north to south, from southern Washington to northern California:

Big Hollow Fire

Almost all trails in the Siouxon Roadless Area (except Siouxon Peak)
Observation Point Trail
Dry Creek/Big Hollow
Sunshine Trail/ Rim Trail
Middle section of Trapper Creek Trail

Riverside Fire

Hillockburn Trail
Fish Creek Mountain
Clackamas River Trail
Dry Ridge Trail
Cripple Creek Trail (west end)
Alder Flat/ Riverside Trail

White River Fire

All of Lower White River Wilderness (no official trails)
Camas Trail west of Keeps Mill

Beachie Creek Fire

South end of Molalla River Recreation Area
Most of Table Rock Wilderness (but not Table Rock Trail)
Pechuck Lookout
Nasty Rock Trail (BLM)
Shellburg Falls
Perimeter Trail (Silver Falls)
Little North Santiam Trail
Opal Creek Wilderness/Scenic Area (except for Battle Ax Creek)
Whetstone Mountain
North Santiam State Recreation Area
Niagara Park
Natural Arch/Rocky Top
Rhody Lake
Monument Peak bike/horse trails (Santiam S.F.)
Dome Rock/ Tumble Lake
French Creek Ridge/Phantom Natural Arch
Mount Beachie Trail

Lionshead Fire

Rho Ridge (southern section)/Hawk Mountain
South Breitenbush
Devil’s Peak
Stahlman Point
Almost all of the Olallie Lake Scenic Area
Jefferson Park + trails leading into it
PCT from Jefferson Park to Olallie Butte Trail

Holiday Farm Fire

Delta Old Growth Grove

Archie Creek Fire

North Umpqua Trail from west end (Swiftwater) to Apple Creek
Susan Creek Falls
Fall Creek Falls
Cougar Butte/McDonald Homestead Trails
Williams Creek/Bogus Creek loop option

Thielsen Fire

Mount Thielsen Trail (slightly)
Howlock Mt./Thielsen Creek Trails
Tipsoo Peak (access road only)

Two Four Two Fire

Collier Memorial State Park

Slater Fire

Bolan Mountain
Tanner Lakes
Boundary Trail

Devil Fire

Tin Cup Mine/ Shoofly Trails
PCT section near Kangaroo Mountain
Boundary Trail

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Re: Fire affected trails: WA, OR, CA

Post by kelkev » September 20th, 2020, 8:52 am

The undertaking to reopen and consequently maintain them as fire damaged/killed trees begin to fall is going to be huge.
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Re: Fire affected trails: WA, OR, CA

Post by oldandslow » September 23rd, 2020, 8:11 pm

Putting together that list is a real public service. Thanks.

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Re: Fire affected trails: WA, OR, CA

Post by Charley » September 23rd, 2020, 8:17 pm

I had assumed that the McKenzie River Trail would have been hit, but the Holiday Farm Fire was downriver enough to spare it. Whew.

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Re: Fire affected trails: WA, OR, CA

Post by adamschneider » September 23rd, 2020, 10:08 pm

Charley wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 8:17 pm
I had assumed that the McKenzie River Trail would have been hit, but the Holiday Farm Fire was downriver enough to spare it. Whew.
The Holiday Farm Fire affected barely any trails at all. I guess that area is mostly just a big plantation.

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Post by Kay Burton » September 25th, 2020, 4:15 am

This information will be very useful for those who are planning a hike during the rainy season in the fall. This will definitely help to avoid additional danger. By the way, no one accidentally heard whether there are groups of volunteers to restore the areas damaged by the fire or help in the rehabilitation of injured animals? I mean normal human organizations, not ostentatious helpers.

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Post by justpeachy » September 25th, 2020, 6:26 am

Kay Burton wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 4:15 am
By the way, no one accidentally heard whether there are groups of volunteers to restore the areas damaged by the fire or help in the rehabilitation of injured animals? I mean normal human organizations, not ostentatious helpers.
There are several volunteer organizations you can follow and sign up for their email newsletter to be notified when they have volunteer crews heading out. See this post: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=29253

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Re: Fire affected trails: WA, OR, CA

Post by Kay Burton » September 28th, 2020, 3:33 am

justpeachy wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 6:26 am
Kay Burton wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 4:15 am
By the way, no one accidentally heard whether there are groups of volunteers to restore the areas damaged by the fire or help in the rehabilitation of injured animals? I mean normal human organizations, not ostentatious helpers.
There are several volunteer organizations you can follow and sign up for their email newsletter to be notified when they have volunteer crews heading out. See this post: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=29253
Thanks for the link. I haven't found this topic somehow. There is a desire to help restore nature. There are animals affected, they need food and rehabilitation.

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