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.


Powerhouse Fire Closure

February 11th, 2014

The Powerhouse Fire is 100% contained. Much of the PCT through the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District portion of the Angeles National Forest remains closed. The closure extends from Highway 138 more...

Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

January 21st, 2014

This closure will likely remain in place for all of 2015. The Mountain Fire started on July 15, 2013 near the junction of Highway 243 and Highway 74. The fire is out but the Pacific Crest Trail rem more...

Angeles NF endangered species closure

March 24th, 2013

There is a long-term closure of the PCT north of Islip Saddle. The trail is closed to protect the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog. An official alternate to the PCT is in place. Hikers and eques more...

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February 11th, 2015
By: Rich Rhodes

Small trees across trail at Hwy 70 entrance.... more...

Mountain Fire Closure

February 11th, 2015
By: Don Line

It is confirmed, the mountain fire closure will be in effect again during the 2015 hiking season... more...

Section P: Forest Hwy 93 to Hwy 3 SOBO

January 21st, 2015
By: Road Dawg

I hiked the 20 miles from Forest Hwy 93 to Hwy 3 on Saturday, November 8th. The trail itself is in perfect condition except for about 15 to 20 downed trees, but none are hard to get around. Zero snow more...

Between MP 190.5 to MP 205.7

January 21st, 2015
By: Linda Clark-O'Brien

MP 196.0 Maintenance: cutting back on overgrown chaparral MP 196.5 – MP 197.25 Hazard: Trail sliding down sideways on very steep slope with very little vegetative cover. Needs more than re-bench more...