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

February 11th, 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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Holcomb Valley to Splinters Cabin

April 15th, 2015
By: Ragnar

trails has many downed trees and brush over grown on the trail.Motorcyclist have also been using the trail and have damaged parts of the trail. Little Bear Springs has water but you have to look for i more...

Many trees down due to wind storms spring 2015

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April 8th, 2015
By: Steve Vick

I have hiked from Oregon highway 66 Greensprings summit to Keno road past Howard Prarie road this first week in April 2015. Countless trees of all sizes down requiring frequent problem solving to get more...

Mill Creek Summit to North Fork Station

April 6th, 2015
By: Dave Fleischman

I want to let all hikers know that the PCT from mile 418(Mill Creek Summit) to mile 434(2 miles south of North Fork Station) has been cleared of heavy overgrowth and has had the tread repaired by the more...

Trees down between Silverwood Lake and McDonalds

April 3rd, 2015
By: Susie

While on the trail from Silverwood Lake and McDonalds we found a couple of trees down in the trail. Probably 4-6 miles from Silverwood Lake Office.... more...