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.


Klamath National Forest fire closures – White, Happy Camp and July Complexes

October 1st, 2014

The PCT is closed due to the Happy Camp and July Complex from Shelly Fork (mile 1617.4) north to Seiad Valley (mile 1662.0). The PCT is open again through the Russian Wilderness (mile 1592 to mile 1 more...

Muskrat Fire – Three Sisters Wilderness

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August 8th, 2014

The PCT remains open but the closure area uses the trail as it’s border. The fire is burning east of the PCT. The Muskrat Fire, ½ mile from Muskrat Lake and 2 miles northwest of Cultus Lake, w more...

Oregon Gulch Fire – Southern Oregon

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August 4th, 2014

The Oregon Gulch Fire is burning about six miles east of the PCT along the Oregon/California border. Most of the fire is in Oregon. The trail is not closed. PCT hikers should be aware as this large f more...

Pumice Flat wildfire in Crater Lake National Park

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July 29th, 2014

On the afternoon of Tuesday July 22nd, Crater Lake National Park received numerous lightning strikes. On Monday July 28th at approxiamtely 11:15am a fire was discovered in the Pumice Flat area in th more...

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Cascade Fire – Lake Tahoe

October 2nd, 2014

This closure has been lifted as of 10-9-14.  South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – The Cascade Fire burning near Snow Lake on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe continues to hold at 30 acres. The wildfire is loca more...

King Fire – Lake Tahoe area

September 19th, 2014

This closure has been lifted as of 10-9-14. The King Fire has closed portions of the PCT and is resulting in extreme smoke conditions in some areas that remain technically open. The trail is closed in more...

Glacier Peak Wilderness – Trees on Trail

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September 17th, 2014
By: Mike

I just hiked through Glacier Peak Wilderness and there were several downed trees on the trail. They made for difficult passing on the trail. Some downed trees were difficult to climb over, some trees more...

Finding Annie Springs Trail 8/24/2014

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September 17th, 2014
By: cb97123

I day hiked the “Hikers PCT” from the Rim Drive intersection (Road 1841) to Hwy 62 and the trail is spectacular. However, I found several “through hikers” wandering Mazama Camp more...