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

Holcomb Fire near Big Bear, Calif.

June 19th, 2017

The Holcomb Fire started around 3:05 PM on June 19th near Big Bear, California. The fire is burning north of Baldwin Lake near where the PCT crosses Highway 18 (PCT mile 266). The Pacific Crest Trail more...

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...

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Trail Condtions


Dead deer

June 19th, 2017
By: Anna

There’s a dead dear that’s starting to decay and smells pretty awful at mile 1405.92 approx 50 feet to the West of the trail.... more...

Stinging insects at mile 202

June 12th, 2017
By: Betsy

There was an agressive swarm of stinging insects under a rock overhanging the trail at mile 202. One of our party was stung on 6/10/17 and removed a stinger.... more...

Downed Tree Report(s) Mile 285 – 295

June 1st, 2017
By: Hikin' Jim

I did a short section hike with my daughter this past weekend from about mile 285 to about mile 295. Here is my GPS track plotted on a topo map: I have marked the downed tre more...

Mt Lassen blowdowns

May 30th, 2017
By: Snickers and Veggie

Just did a short piece from Old Station to Lassen. Many blow-downs across the trail from about .5 miles from the North Entrance of Lassen NP ( half mile pt. 1362) to about 1 mile in. We counted about more...

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton