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 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...

Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

November 16th, 2017

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 Pacific Crest Trail remains closed fr more...

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...

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Trail Conditions


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...

East Crater Fire in Indian Heaven Wilderness, Washington

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December 19th, 2017

The Pacific Crest Trail is open again in Indian Heaven Wilderness after the East Crater Fire Closure.... more...

Serious Downfall

November 27th, 2017
By: Steve Lewis

It’s appx 1/10th of mile NOBO from the junction of the Dog Trail and the PCT at halfmile, mile 1505.75 in Castle Crags. Huge downfall and you can’t go over it nor under it so I had to walk more...

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton