Northern California Trail Closure

Dixie Fire

Updated 11/18 2:10 PM

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed between Highway 36 near Chester (mile 1331) and Forest Road 22 (mile 1393.5). This includes all of the PCT within Lassen Volcanic National Park.

The Dixie Fire burned across more miles of the Pacific Crest Trail than any other fire in memory. Portions of the PCT burned from Bucks Lake north to Old Station. Conditions may still be hazardous, especially for equestrians, who will likely want to avoid the area entirely at this time. Some places will be difficult to pass due to down trees. There may also be burned-out holes due to tree stumps or root systems burning underground and those holes could be hard to see until your foot suddenly breaks into them. Before heading out to this section, read up on how to travel through a burn area.