Here you will find the most recent trail conditions available. Be prepared for rapidly changing conditions. Thunderstorms are common during the summer months and can turn a clear day into a threatening situation in a matter of hours. Consider all possibilities before you head out on your trip and check out the Trail Safety page for more information on the dangers of wilderness travel.
At the end of September wilderness rangers are removed from the field and updated conditions become less available. You can help us by sending an email to report trail conditions.
For snowpack data, visit the California Department of Water Resources snow survey website.
Climbing Mt. Langley
Cedar Grove and Roads End
The road into Cedar Grove and Roads End is currently closed due to firefighting operations on the Rough Fire. The Tehipite Valley trail is closed from Crown Valley in Sierra National Forest to Simpson Meadow.
Lewis Creek and Kennedy Pass
10/1 - Possible smoke impacts due to Rough Fire.
Copper Creek and Granite Pass
Woods Creek, Bubbs Creek, and Glen Pass (Rae Lakes Loop)
Grant Grove and Jennie Lakes Wilderness Area
Jennie Lakes Wilderness is closed at this time because of the Rough Fire.
Seville, Ranger, and Lost Lakes and Belle Canyon
Sugarloaf Valley and Roaring River
10/1 - Region is inaccessible from Bubbs Creek/Sphinx Creek drainage and Jennie Lakes Wilderness due to closures associated with the Rough Fire.
9/14 - Small creeks in the area are dry. Water may be unreliable in Sugarloaf Valley.
Lodgepole, Wolverton, and Crescent Meadow
Twin Lakes Trail
Pear Lake Trail
High Sierra Trail
7/10 - Multiple reports of deer stealing clothing and gear at Hamilton Lake. Reports have been verified by a wilderness ranger.
Middle Fork Trail
Garfield Grove Trail (South Fork)
Ladybug Trail (South Fork)
Lower Colony Mill Trail (North Fork)
Mineral King and Kern Canyon
Mineral King Road is open
Paradise Ridge Trail
6/22 - No water at Redwood Meadow. The closest water source is Granite Creek of Cliff Creek.
Franklin Lakes and Franklin Pass
7/14 - Farewell Gap into Golden Trout Wilderness has multiple washouts from recent thunderstorms. New gullies approximately 2-3 ft wide and deep. Not advisable for stock.
White Chief, Eagle Lake, and Mosquito Lakes
Sierra Crest and East Side (Inyo National Forest)
For more information on trails starting on the east side of the Sierra Nevada, contact the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center at (760) 876-6222 or the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Office at (760) 873-2483.
Mount Whitney Trail
Old Army Pass
New Army Pass
Photo by N. Ver