Access Road to Bulo Point Secured

Date: 2/24/2009

Access to Bulo Point, a popular climbing area on the east side of Mt. Hood, recently came into question during an environmental assessment to restore aquatic habitat in Mt. Hood National Forest. The assessment resulted in three recommended courses of action, one of which would decommission an access road to the climbing area.

During public meetings and comment periods climbers rallied around this issue, advocating for an alternate solution that would keep the majority of the access road open with the addition of a short trail to connect the end of the road to Bulo Point.

In January of this year, the Forest Service Supervisor issued the decision to implement the alternate solution, which will allow the northern portion of the Bulo Point access road to remain open. Plans are already underway for construction of a parking area and a short trail to connect the parking lot with Bulo Point. This represents a big victory for local climbers. See plan details in the projects and plans section under aquatic restoration.