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

Portion of official PCT closed in Crater Lake National Park

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October 12th, 2017

The official PCT is closed from the intersection with the Lightning Springs Trail (mile 1825) to the North Entrance Road (~mile 1836.7). The Lightning Springs Trail and the West Rim Trail are open. Hi more...

Whitewater Fire on Mt. Jefferson, Oregon

October 12th, 2017

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from the Hunts Creek Trail  # 3440 (mile 2025)  just north of Pamelia Lake north to the Whitewater Trail #3429 (mile 2030). Resources Whitewater Fire page on Willa more...

Milli Fire and other fires in Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon

October 10th, 2017

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Elk Lake (mile 1950) to Highway 242 (mile 1981.5). Much of the rest of Three Sisters Wilderness is also closed and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. more...

Norse Peak Fire near Mt. Rainier, Washington

October 5th, 2017

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed Chinook Pass (~ mile 2321) to near Forest Road 7037 (near ~mile 2350.5) due to the Norse Peak and Sawmill Ridge Fires. The Norse Peak Fire started during a lightning more...

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Trail Conditions


North Pelican Fire in Sky Lakes Wilderness, Oregon

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October 5th, 2017

The PCT is open again after the North Pelican Fire in Sky Lakes Wilderness.... more...

Blanket Creek Fire in Sky Lakes Wilderness, Oregon

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October 4th, 2017

Sky Lakes Wilderness is open again after multiple fires in 2017. While the trail is open, you should be careful. Hazards in recent burn areas may include: loose soils, rocks and trail tread, burned st more...

Salmon August Complex near Etna, Calif (Wallow Fire and more)

September 20th, 2017

The Pacific Crest Trail is open again! The trail was previously closed from Sawyers Bar Road/Etna Summit (mile 1597) north to the intersection with the Shackleford Trail #5542 (mile ~1616). This is o more...

Vegetation management operation near Bucks Summit

September 18th, 2017
By: Justin K

At approximately Halfmile 1265, and just south of Bucks Summit, a vegetation management project is currently being implemented the overlays the PCT. The project aims to improve forest health by removi more...

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton