Celebrating 50 years of the PCT
as a National Scenic Trail.

Norse Peak Fire near Mt. Rainier, Washington

April 4th, 2018

The Pacific Crest Trail is open again in Norse Peak Wilderness, north of Mount Rainier. However, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, east of the trail, remains closed. It is not legal to take any side trails that go through the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF, nor is it legal to access the PCT from any Okanogan-Wenatchee NF trailheads.

The PCT reopening does not mean that the trail is suddenly safe. It is still covered with snow and has significant damage. Please read our information about burn area safety.

Closure order

Photo by: Henrik Frederiksen