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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February 28th, 2018

The official PCT is closed from the intersection with the Lightning Springs Trail (mile 1827.4) to the North Entrance Road (mile 1839.7). The Lightning Springs Trail and the West Rim Trail are open. H more...

Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

February 22nd, 2018

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed for 8.7 miles from Spitler Trail (mile 168.6) north to Tahquitz Valley Trail (mile 177.3). This closure will remain in place for the foreseeable future. The Moun more...

Closure in Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon

January 4th, 2018

The Pacific Crest Trail remains closed from Elk Lake (mile 1950) to Highway 242 (mile 1981.5) due to the Horse Complex closure on Willamette National Forest. The current closure order expires July 1, more...

Norse Peak Fire near Mt. Rainier, Washington

November 27th, 2017

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed for 16.2 miles from the Fog City Trail #967 at Bear Gap (~ mile 2327.5) to the north boundary of Norse Peak Wilderness (~ mile 2343.7). The Norse Peak Fire started d more...

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Trail Conditions


N. Fork Sauk Trail closure during summer 2018

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March 16th, 2018

An important side trail to the PCT, the N. Fork Sauk Trail, will be closed from August 8 – 15, 2018 while explosives are used for trail maintenance. This is in Glacier Peak Wilderness. There will b more...

Cajon Pass to Swrthout Canyon

March 13th, 2018
By: Gary

We hiked this recently. There is a homeless encampment now at the I-15 tunnel, just at the junction with Wagon Train Road. The trail is in good condition and the efforts of the maintenance crews is ap more...

Wild Pit Bulls

January 24th, 2018
By: Don Line

3 Pit bulls again have attacked cows in the area near the Whitewater Preserve (between mile 216 and 221). This time they killed a calf very near the preserve. Use extreme caution while day or section more...

Section F trail conditions

January 17th, 2018
By: Betsy

Hiked miles 616-652 this weekend. The trail was in pretty good shape, save for a few blowdowns at miles 633.47, 640.10, 641.10, and 648.71 and a washout at 622.35 that seemed as if they would be diffi more...

Photo by: Henrik Frederiksen