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 inciweb.nwcg.gov during those times.

Trail Closures

Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

November 28th, 2016

This closure will remain in place for the foreseeable future. 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 Tra more...

Sand Fire Closure south of Agua Dulce

October 26th, 2016

There are still two closures affecting the PCT due to the Sand Fire burn. The larger closure, on Angeles National Forest land, starts at Angeles Forest Highway near Mt. Gleason/Messenger Flats (~mil more...

Lake Fire closure south of Big Bear, Calif.

July 18th, 2016

The Pacific Crest Trail is open again for all users through the Lake Fire closure. However, camping is not allowed in the burn area and travel must be done in a day. Please do not leave the PCT as oth more...

Powerhouse Fire Closure

February 9th, 2016

The PCT is closed from mile 478.2 at San Francisquito Canyon Rd. north to approximately mile 492 (the center line of the southeast half of Section 19, Township 7 North, Range 15 West, San Bernardino B more...

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Trail Condtions

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Donner summit trees down

November 10th, 2016
By: Chris fox

Took a hike 11/9/16 from I-80 Pct trailhead. Connector trail was fine. Tree down about 50 yds so of I-80 tunnel. Then on n side, about 6-7 crossing trail between tunnel and back of rest stop (can see more...

Utility tree-trimming crew working along PCT in Gorge

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October 27th, 2016

Beware Nov 1-30, 2016 on the Washington side of the Gorge, where the PCT follows along a powerline corridor from Bridge of the Gods (Highway 14) about one mile north. A crew from the utility company more...

Early season snow has now covered section D

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October 26th, 2016
By: Adda

Recent storms have dropped significant early snow on this section. Snow line seems to be ~5300ft, so most of this section is now under snow. Some patches are only ankle deep, but a few days ago it was more...

Delamar Fire burn area

October 3rd, 2016

The PCT is now open through the Delmar burn area.  Please exercise caution when traveling through a recently burned area.  The trail will most likely not be to the usual PCT standard, soils have cha more...

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton