This website will be updated as trail conditions are reported by visitors and park staff.
Reports are limited or may be unavailable in the winter months. 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
Expect severe smoke impacts throughout the Southern Sierra due to the Rough Fire. Highway 180, the road to Cedar Grove, is closed just north of Grant Grove. Please see InciWeb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4456/ for more information.
Cedar Grove and Road's End
The road into Cedar Grove and Road's End is currently closed due to firefighting operations on the Rough Fire.
Lewis Creek and Kennedy Pass
8/21 - Expect smoke impacts. Low visibility and poor air quality.
5/27 -Trail is Overgrown and hard to follow around frying pan meadow, and also has a few trees down. Light snow on the south side of Kennedy Pass. North side is covered and steep.
Copper Creek and Granite Pass
Woods Creek, Bubbs Creek, and Glen Pass (Rae Lakes Loop)
7/14- Clear, Free of snow. Stock Passable.
7/14- Free of snow.
Grant Grove and Jennie Lakes Wilderness Area
Jennie Lakes Wilderness is closed to all wilderness travel at this time because of the Rough Fire. For more information please see the InciWeb link provided above.
7/14 - Clear, Free of snow.
Seville, Ranger, and Lost Lakes and Belle Canyon
7/14 - Clear, Free of snow. Mosquitoes present.
7/14 - Trail is in good condition. Unsure of reliability of Redwood Creek.
Sugarloaf Valley and Roaring River
8/21 - Region is inaccessible from Bubbs Creek/Sphinx Creek drainage and Jennie Lakes Wilderness due to closures associated with the Rough Fire.
8/10 - Small creeks in the area are dry. Water may be unreliable in Sugarloaf Valley.
Lodgepole, Wolverton, and Crescent Meadow
Twin Lakes Trail
7/14 - Free of snow.
Pear Lake Trail
6/8 - Large boulder just past Heather Lake impassible for stock.
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.
8/17 - Smoke conditions have worsened because of the Rough Fire. Wilderness travel is not recommended in the Middle Fork of the Kings river drainage due to severe smoke impacts. In the Bench Lake and LeConte Canyon areas, smoke is not longer dissipating in the mornings and evenings. There are periods of raining ash. The smoke celiing is approximately 10,000ft and visibility is usually about a half-mile. Conditions are worst in the afternoons, when visibility can be a low as a quarter-mile. Smoke has traveled as far south as Atwell Mill in Mineral King. The Great Western Divide is also seeing significant impacts.
8/10 - The Rough Fire, located to the west of the Parks in Sierra National Forest, is producing a significant amount of smoke. Expect severe smoke impacts in the Middle Fork of the Kings River, Tehipite Valley, Simpson Meadow. Smoke is also present in the afternoons in the LeConte Canyon and Bench Lake Regions. The Wilderness Ranger at LeConte Canyon reported today that visiblity in the afternoons is as low a .5 to 1.5 miles.
Mount Whitney Trail
Old Army Pass
New Army Pass
Photo by N. Ver