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.


Powerhouse Fire Closure

October 30th, 2015

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...

Lake Fire closure south of Big Bear, Calif.

July 16th, 2015

The Lake Fire was reported just before 4:00 pm on June 17, 2015. It has burned approximately 32,000 acres, much of it in San Gorgonio Wilderness. The Pacific Crest Trail burned as well. The Pacific Cr more...

Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

April 21st, 2014

This closure will likely remain in place for all of 2015. 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...

Angeles NF endangered species closure

March 24th, 2013

There is a long-term closure of the PCT north of Islip Saddle. The trail is closed to protect the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog. An official alternate to the PCT is in place. Hikers and eques more...

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Post-Flash Flood trail conditions: Agua Dulce to NW of Lake Hughes

November 2nd, 2015
By: Chris Quinn

I hiked the 40 miles from Agua Dulce to where the PCT tread resumes NW of Lake Hughes right after the Flash Flood (which occurred 15 Oct 15). Here’s the summary: Section Agua Dulce to the Bouque more...

Flashfloods and trail erosion HWY 58 South to the Aqueduct

October 20th, 2015
By: Jim R.

Pete and I met two South Bounders this weekend who indicated pretty severe damage  Hwy 58 South to Willow Springs Road with damage somewhat less severe continuing to the Aqueduct.  They showed pictu more...

Significant flood damage from Willow Springs Road through past Highway 58

October 19th, 2015

A large flash flooding event caused serious damage to the PCT in this area.... more...

Blasting near Delate Creek Bridge below Spectacle Lake.

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September 9th, 2015
By: Jack Haskel

We’ve received a heads up from the Cle Elum Ranger District that there will be blasting on the PCT next week, Sept. 15-18. Blasting site is at Delate Creek Bridge below Spectacle Lake. Trail more...