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


Erskine Fire burning in/near Lake Isabella/Onyx/Kelso Valley

June 24th, 2016

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Jawbone Canyon Road (mile ~602) to Walker Pass/Highway 178 (mile ~651). Do not head into the area. The Erskine Fire is burning through the communities around La more...

Border Fire burning near Mexican border

June 22nd, 2016

The Border Fire is burning near the southern Pacific Crest Trail. The fire is currently between the communities of Lake Morena, Campo and Portrero. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed on BLM administer more...

Lake Fire closure south of Big Bear, Calif.

June 21st, 2016

San Bernardino National Forest informs that the Lake Fire closure will remain in place for the time being. There is no ETA for opening the trail. The Lake Fire burned approximately 32,000 acres, much 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...

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Trail Condtions


Dangerous conditions north of Sonora Pass

June 21st, 2016
By: frank gilliland

Dangerous Trail Conditions: I’m a triple crown trail hiker (trail name Starman) and have been long distance hiking for nearly 20 years. I have never seen conditions more dangerous than what I more...

Heavy blow down and deadfall

June 13th, 2016
By: Twenty Winks

About the first 10 miles between Klum Landing, mile 1747.9 and Dead Indian Memorial road, mile 1759.1 there are too many down trees to count and very slow going. Many bib trees have so many branches i more...

snow with no sight of the trail

June 7th, 2016
By: thomas bloodgood

snow from I 80 at donner pass to half way to serria city then again at or about the 7000 foot level could not find the trail going to start again at the Oregon border on just 13 th .... more...

Chimney Fire between Walker Pass and Kennedy Meadows

June 6th, 2016

Last updated at 9:31 am on June 6, 2016 PCT thru-hikers sprint away from the Chimney Fire on June 1. Be safe! Photo by Elliot Schwimmer The Pacific Crest Trail is open again between Highway 178 at more...

Photo by: Martin Kuhlmann