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 inciweb.nwcg.gov during those times.

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Powerhouse Fire Closure

February 9th, 2016

The PCT is closed from mile 478.2 at San Francisquito Canyon Rd. north to approximately mile 492 (the center line of the southeast half of Section 19, Township 7 North, Range 15 West, San Bernardino B more...

Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

January 21st, 2016

This closure will likely remain in place for all of 2016. 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...

Lake Fire closure south of Big Bear, Calif.

January 15th, 2016

The Lake Fire burned approximately 32,000 acres, much of it in San Gorgonio Wilderness in June 2015. A much loved wilderness and a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail burned. The Pacific Crest Trail r 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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Trail Conditions at Reynolds Peak

February 5th, 2016
By: Peter Samuel

The section of the trail that passes under Reynolds Peak between Ebbetts and Carson passes, is scary and dangerous. I truly feared for my life when passing here. I will never travel on this section of more...

Small Landslide PCT – Mile 69.10

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January 25th, 2016
By: James Amato

Just got done hiking the first 150 miles of the PCT from Campo to Hwy 74. At mile 69.10, I came across a small landslide that blocked the trail. It was roughly several meters wide in a very steep part more...

Replacing the southern terminus monument

December 28th, 2015
By: Jack Haskel

The weekend of January 9th we’ll be replacing the southern terminus monument with a new one. It’ll look pretty much the same. If you were planning on visiting Campo that weekend to take a more...

Severe erosion between Tylerhorse Canyon and Willow Springs Road

December 15th, 2015
By: Mark M.

These pictures where taken in Section E from mile 542 to 545. I have not seen the other areas. But, the pictures don’t do it justice. The area was hit hard. My concern is someone trying to hike t more...