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

Salmon August Complex near Etna, Calif (Wallow Fire and more)

August 18th, 2017

Update at 2:30 pm on 8/18/17 The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Sawyers Bar Road/Etna Summit (mile 1597) north for more than 20 miles. The closure will become official in the next couple days and more...

Fires in Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon

August 17th, 2017

Multiple fires are now burning along the PCT in the Three Sisters Wilderness. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed between Elk Lake (mile 1,950) and Lava Camp Lake (mile 1,980) near McKenzie Pass and Hig more...

Whitewater Fire on Mt. Jefferson, Oregon

August 16th, 2017

Due to the Whitewater Fire in Oregon’s Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, the PCT is closed from the Marion Lake Trail (Trail # 3437)/Minto Pass (2008.5) north to Breitenbush Lake (mile 2037). The trail more...

Spruce Lake Fire in Crater Lake National Park

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August 16th, 2017

Major portions of the official Pacific Crest Trail are closed in Crater Lake National Park.  However, the West Rim Road and the Rim Trail are open. Immediately to the south is the Blanket Creek Fire. more...

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Trail Condtions


overgrown trail and tree down

August 14th, 2017
By: Julie Watkins-Jarvies

Just came through Section K and while overgrowth in WA is expected, miles 2508-2510 is in desperate shape. It looks like fallen tree has diverted the creek down the PCT. With no natural outlet it̵ more...

I 80 to Lasier Horse Camp cutoff

July 31st, 2017
By: Blazing Saddles

On July 22, I traveled the 25 miles on my horse. I encountered snow which at times completely obscured the trail. All snow was passable with my horse. GPS was helpful. There were 68 blow downs in this more...

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...

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton