Portion of the Pacific Crest Trail Closed by Tamarack Fire Reopens July 31

Carson City, NV…Forest officials on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will reopen a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail that was closed due to the Tamarack Fire. The Pacific Crest Trail between California State Route 88 and California State Route 4 (Ebbetts Pass) will reopen Saturday, July 31 at 12:01 a.m.

“While we’re reopening this portion of the trail, hikers should be cautious,” said Forest Patrol Captain Don Harris. “We’re seeing more containment of the Tamarack Fire, but smoke may still be visible from the Pacific Crest Trail. Because of firefighting operations currently taking place east of the PCT, hikers are encouraged to stay on and hike directly through this portion of the trail.”

The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada and has attracted thousands of hikers. It is divided into five regions: Southern California, Central California, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington.

Fire Information:

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7674/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tamarackfireinfo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamarack_fire
Public Information Phone: 775-434-8629
Media Phone: 775-434-8110
For Forest closure information, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/htnf/alerts-notices.