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

January 21st, 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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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...

Southern Oregon – Soda Mountain Wilderness – Pilot Rock area storm damage

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January 21st, 2015
By: Justin Rohde

Multiple trees down along the Pacific Crest Trail northeast of the Pilot Rock trail juncture. The trail is blocked by at least a half dozen trees and some areas are challenging to get around. I only w more...

Flagging near Old Station on Lassen NF

January 8th, 2015
By: Justin K.

Flagging was placed by Lassen National Forest Staff along the PCT on the Hat Creek Ranger District near the town of Old Station. Approximately one mile of the PCT is lightly flagged from Forest Servic more...