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.


Landslide Closes PCT in Southern Washington

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April 27th, 2016

At mile 2163 (Forest Road 2000 in Section H) in the Mt Adams Ranger District (Gifford Pinchot National Forest) there is a detour to the east on the 2000 Rd. to the 2070 Rd. This spur will return to th more...

Lake Fire closure south of Big Bear, Calif.

April 27th, 2016

April 27, 2016 update: San Bernardino National Forest informed us today that the Lake Fire closure will remain in place at least through May. There is no ETA for opening the trail. The Lake Fire burne more...

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...

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Bucks Lake to Middle Fork Feather River bridge

May 27th, 2016
By: David Greenleaf

Did an overnight trip to the PCT bridge on the Middle Feather River, 5/11 – 5/12. Trail Condition: Starting at Big Creek Rd the first few miles to Lookout Rock have moderate amounts of snow and more...

Large Tree on Trail near 5 Lakes Trail intersection

May 27th, 2016
By: David Greenleaf

About a 1/2 mile North of the PCT and 5 Lakes Trail intersection in Alpine Meadows, CA there is a large, old growth tree that has fallen lengthwise down the trail. About 150 feet of trail are complete more...

Washing out

May 27th, 2016
By: Lauren

Parts of the pct in pearablossom California in the Devils chair section have become very slippery and dangerous. I recommend something to help with slipping.... more...

Section “M” first 7 miles – UNSAFE

May 17th, 2016
By: Sam Solace

The initial switchback section is great, including across the middle to the post piles. However, beyond that gets dicey. Initially, you will find overgrowth within the rocks past the post pile, making more...