Oregon Trail Closure

Cedar Creek Fire near Waldo Lake and Willamette Pass

Updated 9/14/22 at 3:15 PM

This fire has grown quickly recently, and may continue to do so. Check local conditions carefully before going anywhere in the area.

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Willamette Pass at mile 1908 to mile 1959.2 at the intersection with the Wickiup Plains Trail (#12.2). There is no walking detour.

At the northern end of the closure, you can leave or rejoin the PCT via the Wickiup Plans Trail, which leads 3.5 miles to the Devil’s Lake Trailhead.

At the southern end of the closure, you can leave or rejoin the PCT via highway 58/Shelter Cove. Exercise caution, however: as of the time of this update, highway 58 is open. The road has been closed due to this fire in the past, however, and if it closes again it may not be possible to leave from that location. South of Willamette Pass, the next exit points would be at Summit Lake or Windigo pass. Those roads were previously closed due to the Windigo fire, but have reopened.

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