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.

Trail Closures

Sand Fire Closure south of Agua Dulce

September 28th, 2016

There are currently two closures affecting the PCT due to the Sand Fire burn. The larger closure, on Angeles National Forest land, starts at Angeles Forest Highway at the Mill Creek Fire Station (~mi more...

Lake Fire closure south of Big Bear, Calif.

July 18th, 2016

The Pacific Crest Trail is open again for all users through the Lake Fire closure. However, camping is not allowed in the burn area and travel must be done in a day. Please do not leave the PCT as oth 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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Trail Condtions


Delamar Fire burn area

October 3rd, 2016

The PCT is now open through the Delmar burn area.  Please exercise caution when traveling through a recently burned area.  The trail will most likely not be to the usual PCT standard, soils have cha more...

Temporary holds on PCT due to helicopter activity

September 15th, 2016

About a mile south of Seiad Valley, there will be 20 minute holds on the PCT as helicopters fly salvaged logs across the PCT. This activity is part of salvage logging in the Happy Camp Complex burn ar more...

Temporary closures for trail work on Grider Creek

September 14th, 2016

On the morning of September 15th, 2016 there will be temporary closures at Grider Creek (around mile 1640) as a new bridge is helicoptered in. Hikers and riders may be held from advancing for a few ho more...

Gap Fire near Seiad Valley, Calif.

September 14th, 2016

We’re happy to announce the PCT is open again after the Gap Fire north of Seiad Valley. The trail did not burn. Thank you to all of the firefighters and professionals at Klamath National Fores more...

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