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

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...

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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Poodle-dog bush clearing is basically complete

May 15th, 2015
By: Jerry Stone

Many hikers are still under the impression that Poodle Dog Bush is an issue in the Station Fire burn area. We found many are still doing or planning to do a road walk. 2 hikers still had info that the more...

Golden Oaks Spring repair

May 8th, 2015
By: Jerry Stone

May 15, 2015:    I think we have a reasonable flow for the hikers. The two sources of water (spring box and stream directly into the trough) come from different spots on the hillside so they are more...

San Gorgonio Fire near mile 240

May 6th, 2015
By: Jack Haskel

11:10 am on 5/6/15: A wildfire is burning near mile 240 in the Fish Creek drainage. It appears to be 0.7 miles off the PCT. Check inciweb for the latest updates and use extreme caution. Links http:// more...

trees across trail

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April 30th, 2015
By: Curtis

4/24/15 PCT miles 2171.83 to about 2172.5 there were several small trees down. Easy to step over, probably even for stock. I was able to clear hundreds of smaller branches and trees, as well as severa more...