Pacific Crest Trail and other areas around Mt Hood closed due to fire - August 22, 2012

posted Aug 22, 2012, 10:58 PM by Luke Hizer   [ updated Sep 2, 2012, 10:49 PM ]

Adding to the closures already in place due to the Waterfalls 2 wildfire, PCT hikers are being routed around a 10-mile stretch. From the news release:

Additional areas on the Mt Hood National Forest have been closed to the public due to the recent spread of the Waterfalls 2 wildfire on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation.  The expanded closure order affects the entire Olallie Lake Scenic Area, seven campgrounds, eight trails, and six roads.  The fire closure area (see attached map) is defined by the area of Mt Hood National Forest south of Forest Road 4690 and east of Forest Road 46.

The release has listings of the closed trails, plus a map of the PCT detour.