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.
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LA Department of Water and Power will be excavating next week for construction work at the new Neenach pumping station. The work area will be on the LADWP aqueduct road just East of the LADWP aqueduct and just North of the California aqueduct. They will install a temporary fence and signage to direct any hikers that may be coming through the area. The fence and signage will direct hikers to stay to the West of the work area for approximately 300’.
There is extensive logging in Sierra Pacific land along White Rock Lake Road. As of 10/27, there were recently felled trees over the PCT for about a third of a mile south of the road. This required detours through brush or thick woods. Multiple trees piled up in places, plus heavy equipment damage to the trail. Attempting to cross over trees under snow this winter or next spring could be hazardous. It snowed on 10/28, so I am doubtful the trees will be removed this season.
Photos Album link with pictures of the trees over trail at http://www.nevadarambler.info/blog/2013/10/27/paradise-lake-and-peak-8821/…
October 22-23. Trail from Inspiration Point (1st crossing Highway 2, mile 369.5) to Islip Saddle (3rd crossing Highway 2 mile 386.2) in very good shape. Thin patches of snow/ice on north facing slopes above 7500′ but trail mostly dry. Only a few short patches of ice on trail. Multiple hikers reaching Baden-Powell summit. Water faucet at Grassy Hollow (mile 370.4) on (per report from through hiker Derrick). Little Jimmy Spring (384.1) flowing well, water in trough clear.
Everett, Wash., Aug. 26, 2013—Heavy construction will close Suiattle River Road 11.5 miles east of Highway 530 Sept. 6 through Oct. 10 to pedestrians, equestrians, bicyclists and vehicles on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. After Oct. 10 the road will reopen to foot traffic, but remain closed to vehicles.
This closure blocks access to the Pacific Crest Trail from the Suiattle River Trail, Miners Ridge Trail to Image Lake and Downey Creek Trail. Check road and trail conditions or call Darrington Ranger District for more information at 360-436-1155.…
More information is posted on our blog at this link.
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 in the north to San Francisquito Canyon Road in the south. View the closure order.
PCT users have three options for getting around the closure. With northbound travel in mind:
- Take San Francisquito Canyon Road north to Elizabeth Lake Road, then go west on Pine Canyon Road to the PCT.
- Take Three Points Road north to Highway 138.
- For an option further removed from paved roads, walking the California Aqueduct from Munz Ranch road, is a potential route.
The Sharp Fire has closed the PCT. Hikers and equestrians should stay off the trail from about Gobbler’s Knob (approx. mile 357) to at least the Guffy Campground (approx. mile 364.5) above Wrightwood, Calif. A copy of the official closure order is pending. Some residents in the area are under evacuation orders.
No recommended detour exists.…
The Mountain Fire started at 1:43 PM on July 15, 2013 near the junction of Highway 243 and Highway 74.
The fire is out and parts of the Pacific Crest Trail remains closed from Highway 74 (mile 152) north to Strawberry Junction (mile 183) near the San Jacinto State Park boundary. Through hikers will need to detour the fire area using either Marion Mountain or Deer Springs trail, to State Highway 243 and State Highway 74. View the closure order and a map of the closure.
If you have questions, you can call the San Jacinto Ranger Station at 909-382-2921.…