Pacific Northwest Trail Conditions

Last Updated:  September 30th 2019

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 roadweather 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!

Trail Conditions

Land Management Agencies in Section 1
For the most current notices, and to learn about the condition of specific trails, visit our partners’ websites using the links below. Note: the PNT will be described by its local trail name, i.e. Belly River Trail.

Glacier National Park Trail Alerts and Road Conditions
Trail Conditions in GNP, PNT mile 0-20
Trail Conditions in GNP, PNT mile 20-34
Trail Conditions in GNP, PNT mile 34-48

Flathead National Forest Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 55-88
Trail Reports on the Flathead National Forest

Kootenai National Forest Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 88-217
Trail Reports on the Kootenai National Forest

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