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

Gap Fire burning near Seiad Valley, Calif.

August 29th, 2016

The Gap Fire started August 27 and is burning near Seiad Valley, California on Klamath National Forest. It is growing quickly. We have been told by the Forest Service that the Pacific Crest Trail will more...

Bluecut Fire burning in Cajon Pass

August 16th, 2016

The Bluecut Fire started on August 16th and is burning near the Pacific Crest Trail in the Cajon Pass area (around mile 342). The PCT is closed from Hwy 2 at Inspiration Point trail south to the Deep more...

Horseshoe Meadows access closed due to fire

August 10th, 2016

The Horseshoe Fire is burning in Horseshoe Meadows on Inyo National Forest. Access to the area is closed. You will not be able to reach the area by car or by the trail. The PCT remains open in the ar more...

Pilot Fire closure near Silverwood Lake, Calif.

August 8th, 2016

The Pilot Fire started at about 12:10 pm on Sunday August 7 near the Miller Canyon OHV area off of Highway 138. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from the Deep Creek Hot Springs (3W02) around mile 3 more...

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Trail Condtions


Highway 62 to Highway 140

August 24th, 2016
By: cb97123

The trail within the National Park is in perfect condition, however there is a significant number of blown down logs across the trail in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. Many logs to go around between the pa more...

White Pass to Snoqualmie Pass with stock

August 24th, 2016
By: Rod Parks

Heading North, trail had some trees across the trail north of Urich Cabin but easy to cross or bypass other than one large tree four miles south of Snoqualmie. Cut a bypass trail around it. Entire sec more...

Crater Lake Rim to Highway138

August 8th, 2016
By: cb97123

The day before the Bybee fire closed down the west rim road, I visited the lake (smoky) and day hiked from the North Rim access road to Highway 138 (North Crater Trailhead parking area). The trail is more...

Silverwood Lake Algae Blooms

August 4th, 2016

Please note that the current water conditions in Lake Silverwood are constantly changing.  Currently there is an algae bloom in the lake and state officials have posted a no swimming advisory for th more...

Photo by: Martin Kuhlmann