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.


Washington Fire burning east of Ebbetts Pass near Markleeville, Calif.

June 26th, 2015

The lightning caused Washington Fire is burning east of the Pacific Crest Trail near Ebbetts Pass (mile 1048.5), Calif. The Pacific Crest Trail is not currently closed but the fire is burning approxim more...

Lake Fire closure in San Gorgonio Wilderness in SoCal

June 25th, 2015

The Lake Fire was reported just before 4:00 pm on June 17, 2015. This is a large, dangerous fire. The San Gorgonio Wilderness is closed. All hiking trails within the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area are more...

Powerhouse Fire Closure

May 19th, 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

April 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...

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Oregon Crater Lake to Fish Lake Trees Downed

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June 29th, 2015
By: John Livingston

Starting June 20 hiked south from Highway 138 to Highway 140 around lower trail west of Crater Lake and south to Fish Lake. Of course mosquitoes very heavy and variable. Hundreds of trees down across more...

Bone Dry Stream Beds

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June 29th, 2015
By: Laurie Meade

Every stream bed I passed from Elk Lake to Cliff Lake #1942 was dry on 6/21/2015. There is water in the larger bodies of water and lakes. Please be mindful and carry enough water to get you past any a more...

Carter Meadows to Etna Summit

June 22nd, 2015
By: Laurie Hallum

Hiking partner and I hiked Carter Meadows TH to Etna Summit June 14 – 15, 2015. All of the trees that were on the trail have been cut and removed. Thank you trail crews. A few areas were a littl more...

Bird Spring Canyon Road (mile 631) inaccessible to vehicle traffic

June 16th, 2015
By: Scott Matheson

On 6/13/15 a localized thunderstorm dumped 1.6 inches of rain on Bird Spring Pass (mile 631) in one hour, cutting the road two miles from its intersection with paved Kelso Valley Road. There may be mo more...