Pacific Northwest Trail Conditions
SEASONAL STATEMENT: November 1st, 2018
With seasonal employees at PNTA and our partners furloughed for the season, current trail reports may be unavailable for many areas.
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.
Have you recently visited part of the Pacific Northwest Trail? You can volunteer with the PNTA by submitting a field report. Contact us here or use our Trip Report Form. This fillable PDF form can be downloaded and printed, or it can be used with the free Adobe Acrobat App on your desktop PC or smartphone. Thank you for helping to scout trail conditions on the PNT!