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.


King Fire closure – Lake Tahoe area

September 19th, 2014

The King Fire has closed portions of the PCT and is resulting in extreme smoke conditions in some areas that remain technically open. The trail is closed in Desolation Wilderness on Eldorado National more...

Klamath National Forest fire closures – White, Happy Camp and July Complexes

September 17th, 2014

The PCT is closed through the Russian Wilderness (mile 1592 to mile 1603) due to the Whites Fire. The trail is open again from Carter Meadows Summit north to the southern Russian Wilderness boundary more...

Wenatchee River Ranger District closure – north of Stevens Pass

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August 12th, 2014

Multiple wildfires (of which the Shoofly Fire is the most significant to the PCT) are burning east of the trail in the area. The PCT remains open but a closure uses the trail as it’s boundary fr more...

Muskrat Fire – Three Sisters Wilderness

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August 8th, 2014

The PCT remains open but the closure area uses the trail as it’s border. The fire is burning east of the PCT. The Muskrat Fire, ½ mile from Muskrat Lake and 2 miles northwest of Cultus Lake, w more...

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Glacier Peak Wilderness – Trees on Trail

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September 17th, 2014
By: Mike

I just hiked through Glacier Peak Wilderness and there were several downed trees on the trail. They made for difficult passing on the trail. Some downed trees were difficult to climb over, some trees more...

Finding Annie Springs Trail 8/24/2014

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September 17th, 2014
By: cb97123

I day hiked the “Hikers PCT” from the Rim Drive intersection (Road 1841) to Hwy 62 and the trail is spectacular. However, I found several “through hikers” wandering Mazama Camp more...

Blasting closure of JMT/PCT in Lyell Canyon on September 21st

September 17th, 2014
By: Dave Kari

Trail crews will be using explosives on the PCT/JMT in Lyell Canyon on the morning of Sunday Sept 21, 2014 at approximately 11:00 AM, with Monday Sept 22, 2014 as an alternative date. This blasting wi more...

Camp Creek Complex – Sky Lakes Wilderness

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September 15th, 2014

As of September 15th, the PCT is open again in this area. The Camp Creek Complex, including the 790 fire near the PCT, is on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southern Oregon. Fire 790 bur more...