Southern California

Road damage affects trail access in the Piute Mountains and Kiavah Wilderness

By: Scott Matheson
October 25th, 2023

Access from the Jawbone Canyon OHV area (where Jawbone Canyon Road meets Highway 14) into the backcountry has been closed by washouts. This affects access to PCT trailheads via the east from Jawbone Canyon Road as far north as Kelso Valley Road. Access to the area from the west, via the paved segment of Kelso Valley Road, is unaffected.

Also, Bird Spring Canyon Road, sc120, is now so badly rutted out on the west side that approaching the trail from that side is not recommended (even with high clearance vehicles) except to experienced off-road drivers. Access to the PCT via Bird Spring Canyon Road from the east, from Highway 14, is unaffected.


By: Don Line
October 12th, 2023

Snow Creek Road to north of Interstate 10. While this section of trail is passable, it contains numerous washouts. Some to step over and many to walk around. Numerous posts have been washed away.

San Bernardino National Forest Road 1N02 damaged

By: John Miller
October 10th, 2023

Tropical storm Hilary caused significant damage to Forest Road 1N02 near the entrance off SR38 and at the intersection of 1N02 & 1N05. At this point, vehicular access to the PCT at the Coon Creek Jump-off and Fish Creek trailhead parking probably will be closed for some time.