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.


Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

April 3rd, 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...

Station Fire closure

March 24th, 2013

Much of the PCT has already been repaired and reopened in the Station Fire burn area. The current Station Fire Detour brings trail users around a short section of trail that was substantially damaged 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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Endangered Species Detour: Tread is Sliding

April 4th, 2014
By: Thomas Meissner

On March 29, 2014, four of us hiked part of the endangered species detour from Islip Saddle – Devils Punchbowl via South Fork Trail – High Desert NRT, which has now become the official [e more...

blue ridge near wrightwood

March 19th, 2014
By: Andrew Raffertt

I was recently hiking from El cajon pass to hwy 2 near wrightwood. Reached guffy campground snow was moderate though trail to guffy spring was covered in snow an very hard to get to almost couldnt get more...

Collapsing trail tread near North Fork RS

March 17th, 2014
By: Jack H

Ten and a half inches of rain fell on the area around North Fork Ranger Station (mile 436) in a single day in early March. This has caused unstable, collapsing trail tread in the area (especially wher more...

Station Burn/Poodle-Dog Bush Update Feb.-Mar., 2014

March 12th, 2014
By: Daytripper

Feb. 2, 2014: Poodle-dog bush easily avoidable Miles 403 – 411. Poodle-dog bush thicker, but mostly avoidable at Miles 411-413 on slopes of Mount Pacifico. Several trees across trail and tread in po more...