Northern California Trail Closure

North Complex (Claremont-Bear Fire) near Quincy, CA

Updated 8/19 at 7:25 PM

Due to the regionwide National Forest closure, this area is fully closed.

The Pacific Crest Trail is open through the North Complex (Claremont-Bear) burn area, however the Middle Fork of the Feather River (mile ~1249.7) is closed. You may cross the river on the bridge, but the river itself is closed. It is prohibited to camp in the area or descend to the river for any reason (not even to obtain water.) The closure extends 25 feet on either side of the river and includes the Middle Fork of the Feather River itself.

Be cautious in this burn zone

The south side of the Middle Fork of the Feather River canyon is passable and in a decent condition. The north side of the Middle Fork of the Feather River canyon has huge trees down, heavy sloughing, and large stump holes. The trail may be challenging to pass and dangerous at times. Consider waiting to travel this section until repairs have been made.

We are concerned about hazards in this area as parts of the trail burned at high intensity. We encourage you to strictly follow burn area safety guidance if you chose to travel here. Remember, do not camp below dead trees. Travel through quickly and avoid being in the area on windy days or during wet weather. Everything is looser than you think.

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