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?

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Trail Conditions

Trail Conditions in Section 1
Trail Conditions in Section 2
Trail Conditions in Section 3
Trail Conditions in Section 4
Trail Conditions in Section 5
Trail Conditions in Section 6
Trail Conditions in Section 7 East
Trail Conditions in Section 7 West
Trail Conditions in Section 8
Trail Conditions in Section 9
Trail Conditions in Section 10

Trail Conditions in Section 1

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

Trail Conditions in Section 2

Land Management Agencies in Section 2
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. Vinal Creek Trail.

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

Idaho Panhandle National Forest Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 217-320
Recreation Conditions on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Trail Conditions in Section 3

Land Management Agencies in Section 3
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. Parker Ridge Trail.

Idaho Panhandle National Forest Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 217-320
Recreation Conditions on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest
Recreation Conditions for the Priest Lake Area

Idaho State Parks Notices

Colville National Forest Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 320-495
Recreation Conditions on the Colville National Forest

Trail Conditions in Section 4

Land Management Agencies in Section 4
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. Kettle Crest Trail.

Colville National Forest Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 320-495
Recreation Conditions on the Colville National Forest

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 495-717

Trail Conditions in Section 5

Land Management Agencies in Section 5
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. 4th of July Trail.

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 495-717
Tonasket Ranger District Trail Conditions

Loomis State Forest Alerts and Notices

Loomis Natural Resource Conservation Area

Trail Conditions in Section 6

Land Management Agencies in Section 6
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. Boundary Trail.

Loomis State Forest Alerts and Notices
Loomis Natural Resource Conservation Area

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 495-717
Tonasket Ranger District Trail Conditions
Methow Ranger District Trail Conditions

North Cascades National Park Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 717-776
Trail Conditions in North Cascades National Park

Trail Conditions in Section 7 East

Land Management Agencies in Section 7 East
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. Baker Lake Trail.

North Cascades National Park Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 717-776
Trail Conditions in North Cascades National Park

Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 776-854
Trail and Road Conditions on the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie NF

Trail Conditions in Section 7 West

Land Management Agencies in Section 7 West
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. Chuckanut Trail.

Trail and Road Conditions on the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie NF
Harry Osborne-Les Hilde State Forest
Alger State Forest
Squires Lake Park – Whatcom County Parks
Blanchard Mountain State Forest
Cascade Trail – Skagit County Parks

Trail Conditions, Section 7 West   (mile 853 – 930)

Waypoint
Length
Name / Number
Land Manager/ Owner
Status
Condition
Last Updated
0851P 3.6 Tr 602
South Fork Nooksack Trail
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest not cleared FS RD 12 Access Seasonally Closed. Note: USFS trail crews relocated and restored Trail 602 in 2018 from the Pioneer Camp Trailhead south to the MBS boundary. Old track data will not match. Trail is easier to follow heading WEBO/ south. Approximately 30 downed trees along the route as of 4-23-2019. 6-19-2019
0852P 2.6 decommissioned logging road Private Property not cleared The PNT is located on private property in this area. No camping, no fires, day use only. EBO, look for two cairns leading toward trail heading NW toward the South Fork Nooksack River. Between 852-854P expect to climb over “tank traps” and across washed out sections of decommissioned road. Expect short intermittent bushwhacking through alder groves for about one mile. 6-19-2019
0854P 1.8 CP Road 340 Private Property open Gravel logging road. Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 6-19-2019
0857.5P 0.3 Huckleberry Trail Private Property open Signed as “PNT Trail.” Clear as of 4-23-2019. Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 6-19-2019
858P 0.7 Road 317 Private Property open Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 6-19-2019
859P 3.6 Road 313 Private Property open Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 6-19-2019
862P 0.9 East Josephine Ridge Trail Private Property open Last report, May 2017. Follow white blazes up steep forested ridge. Short Class 2 scramble east of summit is steep and exposed. May be difficult with a full backpack. Impassable in winter conditions – use Les Hilde Trail equestrian alternate, as needed. 7-20-2018
863P 6 Mt Josephine Truck Trail Private Property – WA DNR open MJTT is a gravel forest road and is gated at two locations. 6-19-2019
0869P 0.5 DNR Road Washington DNR recreation alert Expect logging activity in 2019. Check PNTA Trail Alerts and with Washington DNR for more information. Use the Mt Josephine Truck Trail to Detour around the closure. 6-19-2019
870.5P 1.5 Pacific Northwest Trail Washington DNR recreation alert Expect logging activity in 2019. Check PNTA Trail Alerts and with Washington DNR for more information. Use the Mt Josephine Truck Trail to Detour around the closure. 6-19-2019
870.8P 0.1 DNR Trail Washington DNR recreation alert Expect logging activity in 2019. Check PNTA Trail Alerts and with Washington DNR for more information. Use the Mt Josephine Truck Trail to Detour around the closure. 6-19-2019
0.3 DNR Road Washington DNR recreation alert Expect logging activity in 2019. Check PNTA Trail Alerts and with Washington DNR for more information. Use the Mt Josephine Truck Trail to Detour around the closure. 6-19-2019
871P 1.5 Mary’s Trail – PNT Washington DNR recreation alert Expect logging activity in 2019. Check PNTA Trail Alerts and with Washington DNR for more information. Use the Mt Josephine Truck Trail to Detour around the closure. 6-19-2019
871.5P 0.1 Mt Josephine Truck Trail Washington DNR open Gated on north side of CP Mainline Road 7-20-2018
872P 1.3 Crown Pacific logging road Private Property open Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 7-20-2018
873P 0.3 Jones Creek Trail Private Property not cleared Trail is not signed. New track collected and trail scouted by PNTA in 2018 – tread is damaged from unauthorized motorized use and trail is very brushy. 7-20-2018
873.5P 0.2 Pipeline Trail Private Property not cleared Trail is not signed. New track collected and trail scouted by PNTA in 2018 – tread is damaged from unauthorized motorized use and trail is very brushy. 7-20-2018
874P 0.8 Crown Pacific logging road Private property Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 7-20-2018
875P 1.2 decommissioned road Private Property not cleared PNT follows old decommissioned logging road with several kelly humps. 2017 user reports heavy brush, blackberry growth and tread damage. 7-20-2018
876P 3.2 Fr 110
Scott Paper Road
Private Property – WA DNR open User reports route is snow free and passable as of May 31, 2018. 7-20-2018
880P 2.5 FR 130 Washington DNR open User reports route is snow free and passable as of May 31, 2018. 7-20-2018
882P 0.5 FR 170 Private Property open User reports route is snow free and passable as of May 31, 2018. 7-20-2018
883P 1.2 FR 171 Private Property open User reports route is snow free and passable as of May 31, 2018. 7-20-2018
884P 0.7 FR 171 Private Property open User reports route is snow free and passable as of May 31, 2018. 7-20-2018
885P 1 Grudgieff Connector Trail Washington DNR open User reports route is snow free and passable as of May 31, 2018. Follow DNR rules for dispersed camping. Check for DNR fire restrictions in effect before you go. 7-20-2018
886P 1 private logging road Private Property open User reports route is snow free and passable as of May 31, 2018. 7-20-2018
890P 3.5 Road W1000 Private Property open Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 7-20-2018
893P 0.4 Road W1000 Private Property open Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 7-20-2018
897A 3.3 Rd A-1900 Private Property open Use this route to access Anderson Mountain summit. 7-20-2018
902P 2.8 DNR Trail/ PNT Washington DNR not cleared Last report, May 2017. Heavy brush on trail to south, becomes bushwhack to north. Follow DNR rules for dispersed camping. Check for DNR fire restrictions in effect before you go. 7-20-2018
903P 1.5 FR A-1000K Washington DNR open Route follows decommissioned road. Follow DNR rules for dispersed camping. Check for DNR fire restrictions in effect before you go. 7-20-2018
904P 0.4 FR A-1810 Washington DNR open Last report, May 2017. Follow DNR rules for dispersed camping. Check for DNR fire restrictions in effect before you go. 7-20-2018
905P 1.1 unnamed forest road Washington DNR open Last report, May 2017. Follow DNR rules for dispersed camping. Check for DNR fire restrictions in effect before you go. 7-20-2018
906P 0.8 unnamed forest road Washington DNR open Last report, May 2017. Follow DNR rules for dispersed camping. Check for DNR fire restrictions in effect before you go. 7-20-2018
907P 1.5 DNR Trail Washington DNR open Annual maintenance performed by SWITMO (122 hours of volunteer labor in 2018) 7-20-2018
908.5P 0.5 FR A-1810 Washington DNR open Conditions unknown. 6-19-2019
909P 0.6 Art Reinhardt Trail Washington DNR open Annual maintenance performed by SWITMO (27 hours of volunteer labor 5.05.18) 7-20-2018
910P 1 unnamed forest road Private Property open Respect private property – obey signage and do not block gate at Alger Creek CCC Road. 7-20-2018
912P 1.7 FR1100 Private Property open Road is in good condition. Signage may be confusing – follow white blazes. 7-20-2018
914P 0.4 FR 1300 Private Property open Road is in good condition. Signage may be confusing – follow white blazes. 7-20-2018
914.5P 0.3 South Ridge Tr/ PNT Whatcom County Parks and Recreation open Signed PNT at this waypoint. Follow white blazes. 7-20-2018
914.7P 0.1 Squires Lake Loop Tr Whatcom County Parks and Recreation open Trail in good condition. Popular day hiking destination. 7-20-2018
0.3 Squires Lake Tr Whatcom County Parks and Recreation open Trail in good condition. Popular day hiking destination. 7-20-2018
917P 0.7 private logging road Private Property open Gravel logging road. Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 7-20-2018
918P 2.6 Creek Bed Trail Private Property not cleared New tracks collected by PNTA May 2018. Trail begins at roads end and is unsigned. Trails sees heavy motorized use and has tread/ drainage damage in some areas. Expect brushy and muddy conditions in some areas. Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 7-20-2018
918.5P 0.2 Bloedel FR Private Property open New tracks collected by PNTA May 2018. Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 7-20-2018
919P 0.6 DNR Rd BL48/ PNT Private Property open New tracks collected by PNTA May 2018. Road becomes trail signed as PNT 0.2 miles south of 0915P. Private property. No camping, no fires, day use only. 7-20-2018
920P 1.1 British Army Trail Washington DNR open Trail in good condition. New tracks collected by PNTA, May 2018. 7-20-2018
C921 0.7 Lizard Lake Trail Washington DNR open Trail in good condition. New tracks collected by PNTA, May 2018. 7-20-2018
921P 0.5 Lily Lizard Trail Washington DNR open Trail in good condition. New tracks collected by PNTA, May 2018. 7-20-2018
922P 0.4 Oyster Lily Trail Washington DNR open Trail in good condition. New tracks collected by PNTA, May 2018. 7-20-2018
924P 1.1 Samish Bay Trail Washington DNR open Trail in good condition. New tracks collected by PNTA, May 2018. 7-20-2018
926P 1.5 Chuckanut Trail Washington DNR open Annual maintenance performed by SWITMO (57 hours of volunteer labor 4.21.18) Info at switmo.org. 7-20-2018
922P 1.4 Max’s Shortcut Trail Washington DNR open Annual maintenance performed by SWITMO (29 hours of volunteer labor 4.14.18). Info at switmo.org. 7-20-2018
923A 0.9 Larry Reed Trail Washington DNR open Annual maintenance performed by SWITMO (29 hours of volunteer labor 4.14.18) Info at switmo.org. 7-20-2018
925A 0.4 Sammish Connector Trail Washington DNR open Annual maintenance performed by SWITMO on 4.14.18. Info at switmo.org. 7-20-2018

Trail Conditions in Section 8

Land Management Agencies in Section 8
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. John Tursi Trail.

Notices and General Trail Information:

Bay View State Park
Padilla Bay Shore Trail, Skagit County Parks and Recreation
City of Anacortes Community Forest Lands
Deception Pass State Park
Fort Ebey State Park
Whidbey State Park
Fort Casey State Park

Trail Conditions in Section 9

Land Management Agencies in Section 9
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. High Divide Trail.

Olympic Discovery Trail Alerts and Notices

Olympic Peninsula State Forests

Olympic NF Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 1024-1054 and 1154 -1160
Recreation Conditions on the Olympic National Forest

Olympic National Park Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 1054-1150
Olympic NP Trail Conditions, Hurricane Ridge Area
Olympic NP Trail Conditions, Dosewallips Area
Olympic NP Sol Duc/ Bogachiel Area

Trail Conditions in Section 10

Land Management Agencies in Section 10
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. Ozette Loop Trail.

Olympic National Park Alerts and Notices, PNT mile 1179-1217
Olympic NP Trail Conditions, Coastal Area

Helpful Links

Road Conditions
Fire and Weather Resources
Montana & Idaho Region Contacts
Eastern Washington Region Contacts
Western Washington Region Contacts
Emergency Management Contacts by State and County

Road Conditions

Looking to access a portion of the PNT or get to your favorite hike?  Check with local authorities for any alerts, reports or closures.

Montana Department of Transportation – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Idaho Transportation Department – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Washington Department of Transportation – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

US Forest Service Interactive Road Map – Website

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Road Conditions – Website

Colville National Forest Road Conditions – Website

Idaho Panhandle National Forest Road Conditions – Website

Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest Road Conditions – Website

Olympic National Forest Road Conditions – Website

Fire and Weather Resources

For the most up to date information on fires, weather patterns and snow conditions in your area.

InciWeb – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter.  Search by state or fire name to get the latest updates and fire reports.

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center – Website.  Washington and Oregon fire updates and news, evacuation information and interactive maps.

Northern Rockies Coordination Center – Website.  Idaho, Montana and North Dakota fire updates and news, evacuation information and interactive maps.

National Interagency Coordination Center – Website.  National intelligence and predictive fire services.

Northwest Fires – Website and Twitter. Regional briefings, outlooks and fire updates.

AirNow – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter.  Air Quality Index (AQI) measurements, smoke maps and fire conditions.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter.  For up to date weather and forecasts for your area.

Northwest Avalanche Center –  WebsiteFacebook and Twitter.  Mountain weather, snow conditions and avalanche warnings.

Montana & Idaho Region Contacts

Montana and Idaho land management agency contacts.

Montana State Parks – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Glacier National Park – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Kootenai National Forest – Website and Twitter

Flathead National Forest – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Bureau of Land Management, Montana – WebsiteFacebookTwitter and fire Twitter.

Idaho State Parks & Recreation – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Idaho Pan Handle National Forest – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Bureau of Land Management, Idaho – WebsiteFacebookTwitter and fire Twitter

Eastern Washington Region Contacts

Eastern Washington land management agency contacts.

Colville National Forest – Website and Twitter

Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon and Washington – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter.

Western Washington Region Contacts

Western Washington land management agency contacts.

Washington Department of Natural Resources – WebsiteFacebookTwitter and fire Twitter.  Links to daily updates and preparedness information.

Washington State Parks – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter.

North Cascades National Park – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Olympic National Forest – Website and Twitter

Olympic National Park – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Emergency Management Contacts by State and County

Contact information for local sheriff and emergency offices.  In the event of an emergency, call 911.

Montana

Montana State Official – Website and Twitter

Glacier – Website and Facebook

Flathead – Website and Facebook

Lincoln – Website and Facebook

Idaho

Idaho State Official – Website and Twitter

Boundary – Website and Facebook

Bonner – Website and Facebook

Washington

Washington State Official – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Pend Orielle – Website

Stevens – Website 

Ferry – Website and Facebook

Okanogan – Website and Facebook

Whatcom – WebsiteFacebook and Twitter

Skagit – Website and Facebook

Island – Website and Facebook

Jefferson – Website

Clallam – Website and Facebook

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