Last Updated:  October 28th, 2022

Pacific Northwest Trail Alerts

Major issues, such as trail and road closures affecting access to the Pacific Northwest Trail are logged as Trail Alerts. The information shown on this webpage is reported by agency partners, staff, and visitors like you. 

The PNT is wild and rugged. It passes through remote areas where current conditions may be unknown. Be prepared for a variety of conditions on the PNT. Mountains are dynamic places and the conditions you experience may be different than those reported here. 

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Seasonal Statement — Between late September and December, the PNT enters its fall shoulder season. Mountain weather becomes more severe during this time. By October, heavy snowfall will close vehicular access to many mountain trailheads until the following season. Travel along roads and trails can become much more difficult or hazardous.

This webpage will be updated less frequently during the fall and winter season. The best weather for long-distance hiking on the PNT generally falls between late-June and late -September. Outside of this timeframe, Visitors should always be prepared for rugged trail conditions, snow travel above 6,000 feet, and for cold heavy rain in the mountains and coastal areas. Learn more about climate and weather along the PNT here.

Between late September and May-June seasonal closures of suspension bridges and mountain roads may affect your visit. Always check roadweather, and avalanche conditions before you go. Check current trail conditions here.

Contact Us

To speak with a PNTA representative, contact us at 360-854-9415 and we will return your call as soon as possible. You may also email us at

If you see smoke or flames along the Pacific Northwest Trail, please dial 911 or report the incident to a ranger as soon as possible.

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