News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Trails in Mt. Jefferson Wilderness closed due to fire

As of Friday evening, September 4, the Sisters Ranger District will temporarily close some trails in the Mt. 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 fire is located on the Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation approximately 14 miles west of the Warm Springs community.

The closures include:

* The Jefferson Lake Trail (Trail 40001).

* The trail from Carl Lake north to Patsy Lake and Table Lake; however, the trail to Carl Lake remains open.

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, visit


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