UPDATE: The PCT through the Sand Fire Closure area is open as of 4/29/17. The Forest surrounding the PCT is still closed. There is no camping permitted in the section of PCT with in the Sand Fire Burn except for at North Fork Station. You are permitted to camp at North Fork. As soon as the Forest posts the printed map and amended order, we will post it here.
A portion of the PCT is closed on Angeles National Forest land starting near Mt. Gleason/Messenger Flats (~mile 429.5) to Soledad Canyon Road (~mile 444). View the ANF closure order and map. This closure is posted on this website.
Impacts and alternates
A walking alternate has not been identified by Angeles National Forest. You might choose to skip this section.
Please see the update above. For questions about the Sand Fire, please contact Bob Blount, District Ranger, at 661-269-2808 x 225
Please utilize this map to know where the Sand Fire boundary is so that you don’t camp within the boundary except at North Fork Station.