Northern California

Large trees down south of Hwy 36

By: Larry Leigh
July 8th, 2019

There are currently a couple large trees (4’ diameter + ) across the trail approximately 6-8 miles south of Hwy 36, and several smaller trees as well. The large trees are significant impediments. Also, numerous small and mid-size trees across the trail between Sierra City and Jackson Meadows Res. In the area south of Belden there are trees down, and higher up, toward Three Lakes, brush has encroached on the trail and needs cutting back. I didn’t anticipate reporting these maintenance issues so I’m sorry for not having exact mile notes.

Blowdown in Grider Creek area

By: Stephanie
June 19th, 2019

For those behind me, I hope this might benefit them. There must have been a storm or a landslide in the tick-infested area just south of the road walk in Seiad Valley. There are more fallen logs than I have seen in 1,000 miles of trail, as well as huge overgrowth of bushes, where one cannot see the trail. The main bulk of the obstacles is between Grider Creek Campground and 4 miles south of the last Grider Creek bridge going up the mountain. I send this message in hopes that volunteer crews can help out before even more hikers struggle through.

McCloud river road closure

By: Ian Nelson
November 30th, 2018

This road closure effects PCT trailheads in the vicinity of Ash Camp just downstream from the dam on the McCloud Reservoir south of the town of McCloud, CA. USFS road 38N11H on the Shasta-Trinity NF is closed just below the dam due to unsafe road conditions. The closure is indefinite as the USFS works to repair the road.

Forest Improvement Operation at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

By: Daniel Bell
October 19th, 2018

There will be tree falling and removal taking place in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, some of which will occur along the PCT as it goes through the park. Operations will continue from 10/18/2018 for at least two weeks, potentially longer due to operational constraints and the difficulty in safely and responsibly removing trees without damaging others. Hazards will be falling trees and tree parts, heavy equipment in the area, and other hazards that are associated with tree removal. There are signs warning of the operation on the trail, but as equipment moves to the trail, there will be a detour around the area.

Serious Downfall

By: Steve Lewis
November 27th, 2017

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 down the steep slippery slope without falling to get around it. I imagine a lot of day hikers just may turn around without going around it but the dedicated ones will keep going. It will make it rough going for locals hiking to Burstarse Falls. Photo on my FB page under the Castle Crags album… https://www.facebook.com/steve.lewis.3720/media_set?set=a.10210891024018712.1073742152.1445779123&type=3

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

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September 20th, 2017

The Pacific Crest Trail is open again!

The trail was previously closed from Sawyers Bar Road/Etna Summit (mile 1597) north to the intersection with the Shackleford Trail #5542 (mile ~1616). This is on Klamath National Forest in Marble Mountain Wilderness.

You are urged to be extra careful because of fire weakened trees as well as loosened debris on steep slopes. Intermittent closures may be required along the Pacific Crest and Mule Bridge Trails as hazard reduction treatment is completed.

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