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.

Trail Closures

Blue Cut Fire in Cajon Pass

September 2nd, 2016

The Pacific Crest Trail is open within the Blue Cut Fire on San Bernardino National Forest. About 20 miles of the PCT are in the burn area and our community’s famous and much loved McDonalds was more...

Pilot Fire near Silverwood Lake, Calif.

September 2nd, 2016

The Pacific Crest Trail is open again after the Pilot Fire between Deep Creek and Silverwood Lake. About 7.5 miles of Pacific Crest Trail are in the burn perimeter. While the trail is open, you shoul more...

Horseshoe Meadows access closed due to fire

August 10th, 2016

The Horseshoe Fire is burning in Horseshoe Meadows on Inyo National Forest. Access to the area is closed. You will not be able to reach the area by car or by the trail. The PCT remains open in the ar more...

Bybee Fire TRAIL CLOSURE at Crater Lake NP

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July 28th, 2016

Update 8/8/2016 The PCT, the Rim Trail, and West Rim Drive are now open.    As of Thursday July 28th, 2016 a new wildfire is developing along the PCT in the vicinity of the Lightning Springs tra more...

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Trail Condtions


Temporary holds on PCT due to helicopter activity

September 15th, 2016

About a mile south of Seiad Valley, there will be 20 minute holds on the PCT as helicopters fly salvaged logs across the PCT. This activity is part of salvage logging in the Happy Camp Complex burn ar more...

Temporary closures for trail work on Grider Creek

September 14th, 2016

On the morning of September 15th, 2016 there will be temporary closures at Grider Creek (around mile 1640) as a new bridge is helicoptered in. Hikers and riders may be held from advancing for a few ho more...

Gap Fire near Seiad Valley, Calif.

September 14th, 2016

We’re happy to announce the PCT is open again after the Gap Fire north of Seiad Valley. The trail did not burn. Thank you to all of the firefighters and professionals at Klamath National Fores more...

Highway 62 to Highway 140

August 24th, 2016
By: cb97123

The trail within the National Park is in perfect condition, however there is a significant number of blown down logs across the trail in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. Many logs to go around between the pa more...

Photo by: Kern Ducote