Pacific Crest Trail corrections and last minute updates
See the PCTA.org Trail Conditions Page for official information.
Mile 166.5 – 177.2: Mountain Fire: The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Fobes Saddle to mile 177.2 due to the 2013 Mountain Fire. An unofficial 18.8 mile detour bypasses the Mountain Fire closure area and rejoins the PCT near Tahquitz Peak. Unofficial detour maps are available here or from the Halfmile map download pages.
Trail Angels Ziggy and the Bear [mile 210.8] have closed.
Mile 234.5 – 252: Lake Fire closure: The PCT is open again however, camping is not allowed in the four mile Lake Fire burn area and travel must be done in a day.
Mile 390 – 394: Endangered Species Closure: The long term closure to protect the endangered Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog remains in effect. This area has been closed for many years. The official 20.5 mile alternate begins at mile 386.2 (but has severe erosion “on much of the Punchbowl trail portion”). The old Endangered Species Detour along 2.7 miles of Hwy 2 is another alternate (See Halfmile Maps for CA Section D).
Mile 429 – 444: Sand Fire Closure: A portion of the PCT is closed on Angeles National Forest land starting at Angeles Forest Highway near Mt. Gleason/Messenger Flats (~mile 429.5) to Soledad Canyon Road (~mile 444).
Mile 478 – 492: Powerhouse Fire Closure: The PCT is open again in the Powerhouse Fire burn area.
Mile 1090.8: Lake of the Sky Outfitters in South Lake Tahoe has closed and the business is for sale.
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