Pacific Northwest Trail Alerts
SEASONAL STATEMENT: September 30th, 2019
During the prime season, July-November, the Pacific Northwest Trail Association publishes trail alerts on this webpage and through a plain-text email system.
Winter-like conditions have arrived in the mountains and some higher elevation trails are covered with inches of snow. 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. Other trails are popular for non-motorized winter recreation. Off-season visitors should always be prepared for route-finding challenges and winter weather.