There is a long-term closure of the PCT north of Islip Saddle. The trail is closed to protect the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog. An alternate to the PCT is in place. Hikers and equestrians should note that the alternate trails are not up to the standards of the PCT. They may be steep and exposed and unsuitable for some, especially equestrians. To be clear, this alternate trail is probably not appropriate for horses. The alternate is long and has a lot of elevation gain and loss, but it also has some interesting geology and is a worthy hike. View and print a map of the endangered species detour.
Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton