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

Closure due to logging in southern Washington

July 21st, 2017

Starting July 25, 2017, due to logging activity northwest of Table Mountain, a portion of the PCT will be inaccessible 10 miles north of Bridge of the Gods. Signs at and along the alternate route will more...

Island Fire in Marble Mountain Wilderness

July 7th, 2017

The Island Fire is burning deep in the Marble Mountain Wilderness on the Klamath National Forest. It was ignited by lightning on Sunday June 25 and first reported on the afternoon of June 26. The PCT more...

Indian Creek Fire in Columbia River Gorge

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July 6th, 2017

The upper Eagle Creek Trail and other trails are closed due to the Indian Creek Fire. The official PCT remains open. Resources Closure information Closure map ... more...

Holcomb Fire near Big Bear, Calif.

July 6th, 2017

The Holcomb Fire started on June 19th near Big Bear, California. The fire is out but the trail remains closed. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed for about one mile from Holcomb Valley Road (paved road more...

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Trail Condtions


Large tree down across and overhanging the PCT

July 18th, 2017
By: Justin K.

PCT users: due to a large tree down across and overhanging the PCT, we suggest using a short and parallel alternate route. PCTA staff, volunteers and Forest Service staff have begun a project to remov more...

Hazardous snow conditions on Crater Lake’s rim

July 13th, 2017
By: Ian

As of mid-July, Crater Lake NP staff is asking PCT hikers to avoid walking the Rim trail due to hazardous snow conditions and road construction on the West Rim Drive. PCT hikers are being asked to sta more...

snow pack too deep to find trail – Deschutes National Forest

July 12th, 2017
By: Rachel Guthrie

As of last week, the initial PCT section of the Diamond Peak Loop (after cutting over from Yoran Lake) was covered in at least 6-10 feet of snow and we had to turn back before even reaching our first more...

Onion Valley Road damage (near Kearsarge Pass)

July 6th, 2017

The Inyo County Sherriffs Office reports that the road to Onion Valley is closed due to storm damage. This is likely to have a significant effect on PCT hikers wanting to resupply in the Southern Sier more...

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton