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Most Oaks Bottom trails reopened

Dry enough to end landslide danger
by: Portland Parks and Recreation The one section of the trails in Oaks Bottom remaining closed, due to "substantial damage", is the connector trail from the north end of Sellwood Park down to the Bluff Trail below (shown here in red).

As a result of landslides caused by near-record spring rains along trails in Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Portland Parks and Recreation had closed several trails since mid-March.

The bureau reported on Friday, April 29, that since monitoring the landslide areas during the past month, no further significant movement had been observed during this time.

Consequently, on Saturday, April 30, all areas and trails -- except the trail which runs between the north end of Sellwood Park to the bottom of the bluffs, were reopened at 10 am that morning.

The segment between Sellwood Park and the Bluff Trail below will remain closed indefinitely, however, due to substantial damage.

The Reopened areas included the northern parking lot on S.E. Milwaukie just south of McLoughlin Boulevard; the paved trail from that parking lot, through the refuge to the Springwater on the Willamette trail; and the north/south Bluff Trail along the toe of the bluff.