Introducing the New Pacific Crest Trail Closures App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new smartphone app and website designed specifically for all who love the PCT. Say hello to the Pacific Crest Trail Closures App, a free-to-use companion for staying informed about critical trail closures and “trip altering” updates along the PCT.

What does the PCT Closures App offer?

🚫 Up-to-date Closure Information at Home and In The Backcountry: Stay informed about important trail closures up and down the Pacific Crest Trail. By downloading the app, what was once only available on a computer follows you out onto the trail when you no longer have service.

📶 Online and Offline Maps: Access detailed maps online and save them offline for reference when you’re in remote areas without signal.

📢 Safety Information: Get essential safety details related to trail closures, ensuring you hike responsibly and stay aware of potential hazards.

🔄 Closure Updates: You’re able to check for any updates to closure information whenever you’re connected to the internet, ensuring you have the latest details at your fingertips.

When is it launching?

Today, June 25th, the PCT Closures App is available for download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The website version is live now as well – check it out at

How much does it cost?

Best of all, the PCT Closures App is completely free to use! Whether you’re planning a day hike, weekend adventure, or thru-hike, we hope this app will be a valuable tool.

Why should you download it?

What’s closed, destroyed, or on fire is perhaps the most important information you can have. Plan ahead and prepare, and check for updates often. Your trip, and your life might depend on it.

Don’t wait—download the PCT Closures App and stay updated on trail closures and other important information wherever your adventures take you.

Adventure awaits—see you on the trail!

Or, visit the website itself at!

Author: PCTA Staff

The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as a world-class experience for hikers and equestrians, and for all the values provided by wild and scenic lands.