(FIRE UPDATE) A Segment of Pacific Crest Trail Closed Due to Fire Activity

Contact(s): Lisa Swinney (541) 947-6261

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) located between Oregon State Highway 140 north to the Crater Lake National Park Boundary will close at 12:01 AM August 23, 2014.  This portion of trail is approximately 25 miles in length.  The following trails are also closed:

Trail #979, Alta Lake Trail; Trail #978, Middle Fork Trail; Trail #981, Seven Lake Trail; Trail #980, King Spruce Trail; Trail #984, Devil’s Peak Trail; Trail #994, Lake Ivern Trail; Trail #3730, Seven Mile Trail.

This closure is due to the recent fire activity on the 790 Fire located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness near Hemlock Lake.  The fire has recently crossed the trail and there are numerous down and burning snags making the trail unsafe.

Fire Crews continue to fully suppress this fire.  The terrain is very steep and rock with many wind fall trees and snags.  This makes fire suppression activities slow and difficult while presenting serious safety hazards.