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.


Multiple wildfires affecting the PCT north of Stevens Pass, Washington

September 2nd, 2015

North of Stevens Pass, Washington, a large number of wildfires are burning along or near the Pacific Crest Trail. There is also plenty of confusing and wrong information online. Wait and see is good more...

Blankenship Fire – Glacier Peak Wilderness – Still closed 9/2/15

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September 2nd, 2015

The Blankenship Fire (around mile 2557) in the South Fork of Agnes Creek in Glacier Peak Wilderness, which started on July 14 has grown and is progressively backing down toward the Pacific Crest Tra more...

Cougar Creek fire burning on Mt. Adams

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August 25th, 2015

The large Cougar Creek fire is burning on Mt. Adams on Gifford Pinchot National Forest. PCT closure The Pacific Crest Trail is closed for 24.1 miles in Mt. Adams Wilderness from Forest Road 23 (mile 2 more...

Crescent Fire closure in Crater Lake National Park–NOW OPEN

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August 20th, 2015

The major Crescent Fire, part of the National Creek Complex, is burning in the northwest corner of Crater Lake National Park. PCT information The PCT is now OPEN throughout Crater Lake National Park. more...

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Blankenship fire closure; public buses lead from Darrington WA to Chelan WA

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August 28th, 2015
By: O.d. Coyote PCT '75

There IS a way to take local and Amtrak buses from the town of Darrington WA at 7:47 am (30 miles west of the Suiattle River trailhead) to the town of Chelan (at 2:28 pm that afternoon). Then to High more...

The PCT is now open between Rainy Pass and Woody Pass on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

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August 16th, 2015

Winthrop – With exceptional work by fire crews and a break in the weather, the Tatie Peak fire has been contained. Although not fully controlled, the reduced fire danger in the vicinity has allowed more...

Boreal Ski Parking Lot Closing Temporarily

August 4th, 2015

The parking lot at Boreal Ski area trailhead on the south side of I-80 at Donner Pass will be closed for two to three weeks for repaving starting Monday, Aug. 10. The trailhead will still be accessibl more...

Crater Lake to Fish Lake water sources

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July 23rd, 2015
By: JaNell

My friend and I just did the 50 mile hike between Fisher Lake and Crater Lake. For the most part there were many places to find water. For those who are planning to refill your water at Jack Spring yo more...