Pacific Northwest Trail Alerts
Last Updated: 2:30 pm, April 21st 2019
Major issues, such as trail and road closures affecting access to the Pacific Northwest Trail are logged as Trail Alerts. For thru-hikers and other PNT users who remain in the field for extended periods of time, the PNTA shares Trail Alerts through a free, email system. Subscribe at the link below.
PNT users should check for wildfire closures and fire restrictions before their visit. In many areas along the trail, campfires and certain camp stoves may be temporarily or permanently restricted due to risk of wildfire.
With seasonal employees at PNTA and our partners furloughed for the season, current reports may be unavailable. Always check road, weather and avalanche conditions before your visit. In the Northwest, fall, winter and spring bring heavy snowfall or rain to the trail. Some mountain roads may close for the season or become impassable to vehicles due to snow, ice or avalanche hazard. Washouts, downed trees, flooding and avalanches are common along higher elevation trails.
Low-elevation sections of the trail, like those in the temperate climate of the Puget Sound, can be accessed year-round. Off-season visitors should always be prepared for route-finding challenges, snow covered trails and winter weather.