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 burning PCT south of Agua Dulce

July 25th, 2016

The Sand Fire is currently burning part of the PCT in Southern California, South of Agua Dulce(mile 454) between halfmile 435 and 447. More Information: Inciweb Angeles National Forest ... more...

Lake Fire closure south of Big Bear, Calif.

July 18th, 2016

As of 7/18/16 The San Bernardino National Forest informs that the Lake Fire closure has changed.  As per the closure order “persons hiking the full length of the Pacific Crest Trail are not exe 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


active timber harvest between Table Mt and 3 Corner Rock in Southern WA

July 25th, 2016

There’s an active logging operation where the trail crosses private land between Table Mountain and Three Corner Rock, in Southern Washington. Flaggers are on site to delay hikers up to 15 minut more...

Section J Stevens to Park Lakes

July 19th, 2016
By: inchworm

The summer is coming very late this year and both natural conditions and trail maintenance are not yet to where they would be for a July hike. Several pieces of the trail have significant amounts of l more...

Pct 2000 mosquitoes

July 11th, 2016
By: Elijah Logan

Bring deet 100 and nets around the 4th of july time. The mosquitos made us backtrack 2 miles for a mosquitoe free(ish) spot... more...

MP 608 – 611 Heat Warning, Wind Warning, & Erskine Fire

June 27th, 2016
By: Linda Clark-O'Brien

Fire has not yet reached either Landers Camp Spring or Kelso Valley Rd. I was section hiking along that section thru end of Wednesday (6/22) & shuttling some hikers around on Thursday (6/23). Most more...

Photo by: Martin Kuhlmann