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 inciweb.nwcg.gov during those times.

Trail Closures

Sand Fire Closure south of Agua Dulce

April 20th, 2017

A portion of the PCT is closed on Angeles National Forest land starting near Mt. Gleason/Messenger Flats (~mile 429.5) to Soledad Canyon Road (~mile 444). View the ANF closure order and map. This cl 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

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Trail erosion

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April 6th, 2017
By: Lynn

From approximately mile 544.5-546.5 the trail is eroded in many places on the steep switchbacks, often to the point of the trail being almost nonexistent. The steep incline and unstable sand makes the more...

April 1 Backpacker Alert–SPRING THREATS ON FULL DISPLAY

April 4th, 2017
By: Alex Wierbinski, Tahoe to Whitney

  SPRING THREATS ON FULL DISPLAY April 1, 2017 The most important topic of this date is the massive snowpack on the Sierra Crest and the extreme danger it poses to PCT hikers. The dangers of High more...

Angles NF endangered Species by-pass

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March 20th, 2017
By: Ray Drasher

The by-pass for the endangered species in Angeles Forest says equestrians should use this, but under no circumstance should any equestrian use any part of this. Even hikers should beware since there h more...

Trees Down North of Walker Pass

March 15th, 2017
By: Gary

There are about a dozen pinyon pines down across the trail between Walker Pass and mile 657.... more...

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton