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.


Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

July 7th, 2014

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 remains closed from Cedar Springs Trail (mile 162.5) north t more...

Powerhouse Fire Closure

March 24th, 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...

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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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...

Klamath National Forest – White, Happy Camp and July Complexes

October 1st, 2014

The PCT is open again after 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 mi 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...