As of Friday, Sept. 4, the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest temporarily will be closing some trails in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.
The trails are being closed because given fire behavior and weather conditions the Lionshead Fire is expected to continue moving west and south and potentially enter the trail areas.
The closures include the following trails:
Visitors should follow these closure orders to avoid potential injury and create unnecessary risk to others.
Anyone hiking this weekend in Central Oregon should be prepared for high temperatures and carry adequate water and food.
For information on the Lionshead Fire, please go to https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7049/ .
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.