Trail conditions and closures

Welcome to the official page for PCT trail closure and conditions information. The trail closure section is closely stewarded by the PCTA. The trail conditions section is crowdsourced; it depends on your contributions. Please report trail conditions. These pages can be sorted by location and type. Check back often for the latest information. Closure information is available offline at the conditions hotline: 1-888-PC-TRAIL. For water information, please visit the PCT Water Report.

Important: Closure information is not always actively updated on weekends and after 5p.m. PST. Check during those times.


Cougar Creek fire burning on Mt. Adams

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September 10th, 2015

The PCT is now OPEN again in this area. Other connector trails remain closed. Please check with Gifford Pinchot National Forest for information. Resources Cougar Creek Fire on Inciweb Gifford Pinchot more...

Blankenship Fire – Glacier Peak Wilderness–NOW OPEN

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September 10th, 2015

The Pacific Crest Trail is open again in this area. Read the news release (pdf).   Resources Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest alerts and notices page Inciweb for the Blankenship and Wolverin more...

Crescent Fire closure in Crater Lake National Park–NOW OPEN

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August 20th, 2015

The major Crescent Fire, part of the National Creek Complex, is burning in the northwest corner of Crater Lake National Park. PCT information The PCT is now OPEN throughout Crater Lake National Park. more...

Lake Fire closure south of Big Bear, Calif.

July 16th, 2015

The Lake Fire was reported just before 4:00 pm on June 17, 2015. It has burned approximately 32,000 acres, much of it in San Gorgonio Wilderness. The Pacific Crest Trail burned as well. The Pacific Cr more...

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Blasting near Delate Creek Bridge below Spectacle Lake.

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September 9th, 2015
By: Jack Haskel

We’ve received a heads up from the Cle Elum Ranger District that there will be blasting on the PCT next week, Sept. 15-18. Blasting site is at Delate Creek Bridge below Spectacle Lake. Trail more...

Blankenship fire closure; public buses lead from Darrington WA to Chelan WA

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August 28th, 2015
By: O.d. Coyote PCT '75

There IS a way to take local and Amtrak buses from the town of Darrington WA at 7:47 am (30 miles west of the Suiattle River trailhead) to the town of Chelan (at 2:28 pm that afternoon). Then to High more...

The PCT is now open between Rainy Pass and Woody Pass on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

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August 16th, 2015

Winthrop – With exceptional work by fire crews and a break in the weather, the Tatie Peak fire has been contained. Although not fully controlled, the reduced fire danger in the vicinity has allowed more...

Boreal Ski Parking Lot Closing Temporarily

August 4th, 2015

The parking lot at Boreal Ski area trailhead on the south side of I-80 at Donner Pass will be closed for two to three weeks for repaving starting Monday, Aug. 10. The trailhead will still be accessibl more...