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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Major littering at Warner Springs area

April 22nd, 2016
By: Hamburger Helper

Someone has been dumping toilet-related trash in the crevices around Eagle Rock. A few weeks ago I found a fresh banana peel and human feces in the open at the base of one of the smaller boulders in f more...

Chinquipin Ridge snow

April 12th, 2016
By: Andy

Be Advised: Snow conditions still exist on the re-route section from Tahquitz peak summit across Chinquipin Ridge. It is a little deceiving right now because snow is holding on that aspect but not evi more...

Very narrow trail south of Guffy Campground

April 12th, 2016
By: Pearl

Trail very narrow in spots about 6 miles south of Guffy Campground due to water erosion. This could be a hazard to people on horses.... more...

Blowdowns Sections F & G

March 31st, 2016
By: Donna L-Rod Saufley

Blowdowns (approximately 68) between Robin Bird Spring mile 602.1 & 12 between 602.1 & 606 12 between 609.4 & 611.2 5 between 639.2 & 640.3 Huge Cluster at 641.1 5 between 647.8 & more...