Pacific Northwest Trail Alerts
Last Updated: 3:00 pm, July 15th 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.
Trail crews have begun to clear trails of downed trees and to restore tread, but some higher elevation trails have not yet been cleared for the season. Fire danger levels have become “high” in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest as conditions become drier. It is normal for the risk of wildfire to increase in summer along the PNT. Severe drought conditions currently exist in NW Montana, the Idaho Panhandle, NE Washington and the Olympic Peninsula. Check current restrictions in effect before you go and adapt to conditions by having only “approved fires.”