Trail conditions and closures

Welcome to the official page for PCT trail closure and conditions information. The trail closure section is closely stewarded by the PCTA. The trail conditions section is crowdsourced; it depends on your contributions. Please report trail conditions. These pages can be sorted by location and type. Check back often for the latest information. Closure information is available offline at the conditions hotline: 1-888-PC-TRAIL. For water information, please visit the PCT Water Report.

Important: Closure information is not always actively updated on weekends and after 5p.m. PST. Check during those times.

Trail Closures

Sand Fire camping closure south of Agua Dulce

May 9th, 2017

The PCT through the Sand Fire closure area is open as of 4/29/17. While the trail is open, the rest of the burn area on Angeles National Forest surrounding the PCT is still closed. In the burn area, c more...

Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

November 28th, 2016

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 fire is out but the Pacific Crest Tra more...

Lake Fire closure south of Big Bear, Calif.

July 18th, 2016

The Pacific Crest Trail is open again for all users through the Lake Fire closure. However, camping is not allowed in the burn area and travel must be done in a day. Please do not leave the PCT as oth more...

Angeles NF endangered species closure

March 24th, 2013

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 sh more...

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Trail Condtions


Damaged bridges affect PCT/JMT and Rae Lakes Loop in significant way

May 26th, 2017
By: Jack Haskel

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park staff tell us that two important bridges are damaged. This likely a major issue for travel in the area. We’ll update this page as we learn more after Mem more...

Damaged bridge affects Rae Lakes Loop – Woods Creek/PCT-JMT Junction

May 26th, 2017
By: Webdweeb

[EDIT: for more information see:] I was advised by the SEKI visitor center that t more...

California section L conditions May 17th – May 22

May 26th, 2017
By: Hank T. "A.D.D."

As a section hiker I had completed 702 to 1157 last year 2016 and planned to restart again at 1157 in 2017. Due to the heavy winter I had purchased snow gear and practiced weekly in the 1157 to 1160 a more...

Golden Oak Spring Condition and Maintenance

May 25th, 2017
By: Jerry Stone

Golden Oak Spring maintenance on May 18th improved flow to 1/2 Gal per minute with water coming from the pipe. Trough is full but only good for stock. Cleared all trees off trail from south end of win more...

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton