Last Updated:  August 9th, 2022  5:29 pm PST

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 — From mid-June to mid-July, mountainous areas along the PNT are in their shoulder season. Visitors should be prepared for snow travel above 6,000 feet, and for cold wet conditions. In low elevation areas, many creeks along the PNT are running high with spring snowmelt, and some may be hazardous to ford.

Always check roadweather and trail conditions before your visit. Visitors should always be prepared for rugged conditions, route-finding challenges, and inclement weather.

Trail Conditions —  PNTA and our partners’ trail crews have begun working in low elevation areas, but many trails have not been serviced in 2022. Early season visitors may encounter a large number of downed trees along some trails. Every year, strong winter storms knock down thousands of trees along the PNT that must be removed. PNTA crews typically finish logging out the PNT in remote areas, like the Pasayten Wilderness, in late summer.

Learn more about 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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