Oregon Trail Closure

Lionshead Fire on Mount Jefferson, Oregon

Updated 8/19/22 at 9:30 AM

The entire PCT is OPEN once again through the Lionshead Fire burn area! Yahoo!!

Please be careful while traveling through this burn area.

On August 15 the PCT reopened on Willamette National Forest and on August 19 the PCT reopened on Mount Hood National Forest. Some areas off the PCT remain closed, so be sure to check the Forest Service’s website before planning a trip in the area.

Thank you to all involved in reopening the PCT!

Thank you to the volunteers and Forest Service staff who worked tirelessly as soon as the snow melted to get the trail cleared and ready for hikers. Thank you to PCTA Stewards Stacey Lee, Beth Dayton, Andrea Bayliss, and Arden Corey and PCTA Crew Leader Tom Brauner for all their time and effort recruiting and leading crews in the closure as well as all the volunteers who worked on their crews! Thank you to the Cascade Volunteers who helped us so much! Thank you to Eric Gjonnes, Detroit Ranger District Wilderness, Trails, and Winter Recreation Manager, for his leadership and coordination, and thank you to the SRZ Trail Crew for all their time and work!

This has been a huge collaborative effort between Forest Service staff, crews, and volunteer groups. Thank you everyone who helped for your dedication, time, and energy!

Surrounded by blooming beargrass, Stacey plans the cut on a log blocking the trail.