Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

November 16th, 2017

This closure will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

The Mountain Fire started on July 15, 2013 near the junction of Highway 243 and Highway 74. The Pacific Crest Trail remains closed from Spitler Trail (mile 168.6) north to Tahquitz Valley Trail (mile 177.3).

The Pacific Crest Trail was extensively damaged with up to 2 miles of the trail being lost as a result of damages caused by the Mountain Fire. Years of work has gone into reopening the PCT and the effort continues. The trail is reopening in three phases. Phase 1 opened in November 1016 and phase 2 opened in November 2017.

Official documents

The Mountain Fire closure is administered by San Bernardino National Forest and closure order, map and other documents can be found here.

Detour information

We’re working on new maps that will show the route from the Spitler Peak Trail to Idyllwild and then back to the PCT.

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton