Backcountry Situation Report

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Last Updated: June 14, 2021

This Backcountry Situation report provides the most up-to-date conditions for Yellowstone’s Backcountry. Conditions are listed by area, then trail.To avoid frustration, even if you are experienced with Yellowstone’s backcountry, please review our Camp in the backcountry webpage as process for obtaining a permit has changed for 2021. Before heading out on the trail, make sure to review information about traveling safely in bear country, and familiarize yourself with our bear management areas. Depending on other activities you intend to pursue in the backcountry please reference our fishing, boating, and horse use regulations.

Backcountry Permits:

Backcountry Permits are required for all overnight stays in the Backcountry. Backcountry Permit Offices are closed to in-person visits. Backcountry Permits are available via phone and email only. Permits are available daily 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please visit our Camp in the Backcountry page for specific information on how to obtain a backcountry permit.

General Conditions

Snow Levels:

Snow is melting quickly however higher elevations and mountain passes still have deep snow. Please make sure to check out current snow and river conditions before heading into the backcountry.

High Water Caution:

Streams are at peak runoff levels and many are too high and dangerous to cross. Streams which are crossable in the morning may rise to unsafe levels by afternoon. Don't get caught on the wrong side of a stream. If you must cross - scout out the safest location, the best crossing may not be in the exact location where the trail meets the stream. Above all use caution and be safe around all streams. Yellowstone's backcountry does not have many bridges, please evaluate planned travel routes for an potentially hazardous stream crossings.View river levels of the surrounding rivers.

Fires:

Before deciding to have a campfire, check that your campsite allows for fires, and consider the current weather conditions. During the spring when campsites are still snow covered, users may only have a fire if the designated campfire ring can be located, and if visitors can find / access dead and down wood. Campfires are only allowed in the designated fire ring.

Ticks:

Ticks are out. After your hike check your body for ticks. Visit the CDC website for further information on tick prevention.

Fishing Season:

The fishing season is currently open. Please visit the Catch a fish page for further information.

Boating Season:

The boating season is currently open. All boats entering the water must have a Yellowstone National Park Boat permit and Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection. Boat inspectorions are available 8-4:30 at Grant Visitor Center, Bridge Bay Ranger Station, and the Lewis Lake Ranger Station. Please visit our boating pages for more information. Prepare for the upcoming season by Cleaning, Draining, and Drying your boats now.

Horse Use:

All trails are currently closed for overnight horse use is closed until July 1. There are a few trails that are currently open for day rides. Day ride permits are required for all day rides.The following trails are open for day riding are: Rescue Creek, Blacktail Creek and Yellowstone River Trail, Hellroaring Creek, Coyote Creek, Lost Lake,Garnett Hill loop and Slough Creek. Please note the as the Yellowstone River water levels rise horse travel is not passable west of campsite 1Y5. Click here to request a day ride permit. Make sure to review our Ride a Horse page for further information regarding horse riding permit requirements and information.

Pets:

Other than qualified service animals, pets are not allowed in the backcountry.

Bear Management Areas:

In order to reduce human related impacts on bears in high density grizzly bear habitat the park has established several bear management areas. Listed below are the current Bear Management Areas (BMAs) in effect. Some Bear Management Areas are full closures, others are no off trail travel restrictions. Please reference the Bear Management page or Bear Management Area Map for further details and locations of closure area .


Firehole (BMA A) Open except for the west side of Mary Mountain Trail which is closed through June 15.

Richards Pond (BMA B) Several restrictions in place. See Bear Management Area pages.

Gneiss Creek (BMA C) Closed through June 30.

Gallatin (BMA D) No off-trail travel May 1 through November 10.

Blacktail (BMA E) Closed through June 30.

Washburn (BMA F) Open only by special permit (through July 31)

Antelope (BMA G) Closed through November 10.

Mirror Plateau (BMA H) Day use only May 15 through November 12.

Pelican Valley (BMA I) Closed through July 3.

Clear Creek (BMA J1) No off trail travel through August 10. See Bear Management Area pages for further details

Clear Creek (BMA J2) No off trail travel through July 14. See Bear Management Area pages for further details

Lake Spawn (BMA K) No off trail travel through July 14.

Two Ocean (BMA L) From March 10 through July 14th, and August 22 - November 10, travel is allowed only on designated trails. From July 15- August 22 a permit is required for off trail travel.

Riddle / Solution (BMA M) Closed April 30 through July 14.

Heart Lake (BMA O) Closed through June 30.

Backcountry Access

Review the park roads page, to see which of the park's roads are open.

Backcountry Map

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Northwest Region

  • There is no off-trail travel within the Gallatin Bear Management Area.
  • A minimum group size of four people is recommended for hiking and camping within the Gallatin Bear Management Area. BE BEAR AWARE!
  • Hikers should expect to encounter wet/ muddy conditions in the lower elevations and areas of deep snow starting around 8,500-9,000 feet.(6/1/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock with the exception of the Bacon Rind Trail.

Backcountry Closures:

Sepulcher/Beaver Ponds/Snow Pass area (1N4, 1K1, 1K2)

  • Sepulcher trail has some snow at upper elevations.(6/1/21)
  • Beaver Ponds trail and the Old Road from Mammoth to Gardiner is open. Trail is posted as a Bear Frequenting Area. (6/1/21)
  • Visitors should familiarize themselves with the no off trail travel restrictions of the Gallatin Bear Management Area.
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock. Beaver ponds trail is not suitable for stock (year round)

Glen Creek Trailhead – Fawn Pass & Electric Pass (1K3)

  • Glen Creek and Claggett Butte trail posted as Bear Frequenting Area. (5/28/20)
  • Sportsman Lake trail has areas of patchy snow and mud. The Gardner River is swift and deep - crossing is not recommended. (6/4/21)
  • The Fawn Pass Trail west of the Sportsman Lake Trail/Snow Pass Trail junction is closed. See closure map. Campsites 1F1,1F2, 1G2 and 1G5 are closed. No through traffic is possible along the Fawn Pass trail. (6/1/21).
  • Electric Pass (Sportsman Lake Trail) is mostly snow covered at the pass. Travel across the pass is not recommended. (6/1/21)
  • Visitors should familiarize themselves with the no off trail travel restrictions of the Gallatin Bear Management Area.
  • Stock Use: Glen Creek to Fawn Pass open to stock. Glen Creek to campsites 1G3 and 1G4 open to stock. (6/10/21)

Bunsen Peak/Osprey Falls (1K4)

  • Bunsen Peak is mostly snow free. (6/1/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock. Osprey falls trail is not suitable for stock (year round)

Bighorn Pass trail (Indian Creek, 1K5)

  • Access road to the trailhead parking area and Indian Creek Campground is closed until June 11. Until then hikers wishing
    to access the Bighorn Pass trail must park in the pullouts near the access road barricade. Do not block the access road.
  • Bighorn Pass has deep snow at upper elevations and at the pass. Crossing the pass is not recommended. (6/1/21)
  • Visitors should familiarize themselves with the no off trail travel restrictions of the Gallatin Bear Management Area.
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Mount Holmes area (1K6, 1K8)

  • The Grizzly Lake Area is posted as a Bear Frequenting Area (5/13/21)
  • Grizzly Lake and Mt. Holmes trails are wet along lower elevations. The upper elevations of Mount Holmes are snow covered. Cleared of downfall.(6/1/21)
  • Straight Creek and Winter Creek crossings are deep. Caution for swift water. Scout for best location to ford where current is not as swift. (6/4/21)
  • Stock Use: Mt. Holmes to Grizzly Lake is open to stock. (6/11/21)

Purple Mountain

  • Open, snow free. (6/4/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Monument Trail

  • Open, snow free. (6/4/21)
  • Stock Use: Not suitable for stock. (year round).

Trailheads along Hwy 191 (from north to south)

Daly Creek/Black Butte/Sky Rim Trail/Shelf Lake (WK1, WK2)

  • Black Butte Trailhead (WK2): Black Butte trail cleared to Daly Creek Cut-off. Upper elevations and Sky Rim Trail still have areas of deep snow. (6/1/21)
  • Campsite WF1 has a broken food pole. Approved hard sided bear canister required.
  • Daly Creek Trailhead (WK1) to Sky Rim Trail: Upper elevations of Daly Creek Trail and Sky Rim Trail have areas of deep snow. (6/1/21)
  • Sky Rim trail and Shelf Lake have areas of deep snow. Travel along the Sky Rim Trail is not recommended. (6/1/21)
  • Stock use: Closed to stock

Specimen Creek/High Lake/Crescent Lake/Sportsman Lake (WK3)

  • Specimen Creek Trail is dry in lower elevations with patchy snow in upper elevations about 4 mi in from trailhead. (6/8/21)
  • Crescent Lake and High Lake have areas of deep snow. Travel between the two lakes is not recommended. (6/1/21)
  • Lower stretch of Sportsman Lake Trail is cleared of downed trees. (6/8/21)
  • Electric Pass (east of Sportsman Lake) is snow covered. Crossing the pass is not recommended. (6/1/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Bacon Rind (WK4)

  • Bacon Rind trail open, mostly dry. (6/1/21)
  • Stock Use: Open to stock.

Fawn Pass/Fan Creek (WK5)

  • The Fawn Pass Trail is closed east of Fawn Pass to the junction with the Sportsman Lake/Snow Pass Trail. See closure map. Campsites 1F1,1F2, 1G2 and 1G5 are closed. No through traffic is possible along the Fawn Pass trail. (6/1/21).
  • Fan Creek Trail is mostly snow free. Caution for high/swift water if crossing Fan Creek. (6/1/21)
  • Visitors should familiarize themselves with the no off trail travel restrictions of the Gallatin Bear Management Area
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Bighorn Pass (Hwy 191 - WK6)

  • The footbridge at the the beginning of Bighorn Pass Trail is broken. Creek is 1-2 feet deep and crossable. The bridge over the main fork of the Gallatin River is intact. (5/31/21)
  • Bighorn Pass Trail is mostly snow free up to campsite WB1. Snow amounts increase as you climb the pass. There is deep snow at the pass. Crossing Bighorn Pass is not recommended. (6/1/21)
  • Visitors should familiarize themselves with the no off trail travel restrictions of the Gallatin Bear Management Area.
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Gneiss Creek/Cougar Creek (WK7/WK8)

  • Much of Gneiss creek trail closed until June 30. For more information refer to Gneiss Creek Bear Management Area .
  • Gneiss creek trail is "primitive" in nature and contains areas where there is no trail tread and limited trail markers.
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Harlequin Lake Trail

  • Open, snow free.
  • Stock use: Not suitable for stock (year round)

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Northeast Region

Blacktail Deer Creek Trail/Yellowstone River Trail/Black Canyon (1N5)

  • Yellowstone River Trail, and Blacktail Deer Creek trails are in good condition and cleared of downed trees.
  • Ticks are out.
  • Stock Use: Open to stock. Please note the as the Yellowstone River water levels rise horse travel is not passable west of campsite 1Y5.

Wraith Falls

  • Open
  • Stock Use: Not suitable for stock.

Lava Creek Trail/Rescue Creek Trail (1N2, 1N3, 1N6)

  • Rescue Creek Trail is open. Snow free. (5/17/21)
  • Lava Creek Trail is open. Snow free. (5/17/21)
  • Stock Use: Open to stock. Lava Creek not recommended. No stock allowed on Bridge near trailhead 1N3.


Lost Lake Loop

  • Lost Lake trail is open, mostly dry. (6/2/21)
  • Stock Use:Open to Stock (6/2/21)

Hellroaring Creek/Coyote Creek/Buffalo Plateau (2K8, 2N1, 2N5, 2N2)

  • Buffalo Plateau Trail and campsite 2B1 are posted as a Bear Frequenting Area. (6/4/21)
  • Hellroaring Creek Trail is open and in good shape. (6/4/21)
  • Hellroaring Creek is too deep and swift to ford. Hikers need to use the stock bridge near campsite 2H8 to cross Hellroaring Creek. (6/4/21)
  • Conditions on Bull Mountain Loop unknown - expect some patchy snow and wet/muddy areas. (6/1/21)
  • Coyote Creek trail may have patchy areas of snow along upper elevations. Caution advised for creek crossing between sites 2C1 and 2C2. Hikers may need to scout for the best location to cross as it's typically very swift at the crossing on the trail. (6/4/21)
  • Upper elevations of Buffalo Plateau trail are snow covered. Campsite 2B1 is still snowy. (6/1/21)
  • Stock Use: Hellroaring Creek Trail, and Coyote Creek are open to stock. Please note for trips continuing along the Yellowstone River trail that as the Yellowstone river levels rise the trail will be impassable to stock west of campsite 1Y5 ( no through travel to Eagle Creek Campground/ Gardiner) 5/27/21

Buffalo Fork (2N3)

  • Buffalo Fork trail inaccessible due to Slough Creek being unfordable. (6/4/21).
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Garnet Hill (2K2)

  • Garnet Hill is dry and in good shape.
  • Stock Use: Open to Stock (5/27/21)

Tower Fall Trail

  • Closed due to construction. Travel along the road from Tower Junction to Tower Fall is not permitted due to road construction activities.
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Slough Creek (2K5, 2N4)

  • Slough Creek trail and campsites are open. STRONG BEAR WARNING for Slough Creek trail from the trailhead to the first meadow. (6/11/21)
  • Slough Creek is uncrossable, however hikers do not need to cross the river in order to access campsites.(6/4/21)
  • Stock Use: Open to stock.

Pebble Creek (3K2, 3K4)

  • Pebble Creek is cleared of downed trees from trailhead 3K2 to campsite 3P3. (6/10/21)
  • Pebble Creek fords are knee deep. Caution when selecting routes to ford- do not always take the obvious route. Look for easier crossings above or below trail. (6/10/21)
  • Stock Use: Open to stock from 3K2 to Bliss Pass Junction at 3P3

Bliss Pass (between Slough Creek and Pebble Creek)

  • Bliss Pass has downed trees and is snow covered. (6/10/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Trout Lake

  • Trout Lake Trail is open.
  • Stock Use: Not suitable for stock (year round)


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Central Region

Specimen Ridge/Agate Creek/Yellowstone Picnic Area trailhead (2K4, 2K7)

  • Specimen Ridge cannot be hiked in its entirety. The Lamar River on the east end of the the trail is not crossable. don't be caught on the wrong side of the river as it is a 14 mile backtrack to get to the trailhead. Expect areas of patchy snow along Specimen Ridge. (6/4/21)
  • Yellowstone Picnic Area trail is open.(5/17/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Lamar River Trail - Soda Butte to Mist Creek Pass (3K1)

  • Lamar River Trail to Cache Creek is snow free. Campsite 3L1 is the only campsite along the Lamar River Trail that is accessible without crossing Cache Creek . (6/4/21)
  • Cache Creek is deep and swift. Crossing Cache Creek is strongly not advised. (6/4/21)
  • Pelican Valley trailhead (5K3) is closed until July 4 due to the Pelican Valley Bear Management Area
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Cache Creek/Thunderer (3K1, 3K3)

  • Conditions unknown. Expect patchy snow with increasing elevation.Campsites 3C2 and 3C3 may be snow free. Campsite 3C4 is likely inaccessible due to deep and swift crossing of Cache Creek just south of the campsite. (6/4/21)
  • Thunderer trailhead is closed due to Soda Butte Creek being uncrossable. (6/4/21)
  • Republic Pass is snow covered. Crossing the pass is not recommended. (6/4/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Miller Creek

Frost Lake

Avalanche Peak

  • Upper elevations have deep snow. Not recommended. (6/1/21)
  • Stock Use: Not suitable for stock (year round)

Wapiti Lake trail/ Wrangler Lake/ Broad Creek/ Howard Eaton trail (4K7, 4N2, 4K8,5K2)

  • Expect patchy snow with a few deeper drifts in shaded areas. (6/1/21)
  • Campsite 4B1 is CLOSED due to a nearby carcass. (5/30/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Pelican Valley/Turbid Lake (5K3)

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Canyon Region

South Rim and North Rim

  • Campsite 4B1 is CLOSED due to a nearby carcass. (5/30/21)
  • Trails open caution advised for slippery surfaces and steep drop offs. (5/17/21)
  • Artist Point, Point Sublime, cleared of trees.and open.(5/8/21)
  • Trails from Artist Point to Ribbon Lake cleared of trees, conditions are a combination of snow and mud. (5/19/21)
  • Stock Use: Not suitable for stock (year round)

Mount Washburn (4K9, 2K6)

7-Mile Hole (4K6)

  • Patchy snow and areas of mud. Hiking poles recommended for steep, slippery sections of trail. (6/1/21)
  • Washburn Spur trail and the Washburn Meadow campsite 4E1 has limited access due to Dunraven Pass road closure.
  • Stock Use: Not suitable for stock (year round)

Cascade, Grebe, Wolf & Ice Lake (4K2, 4K3, 4K4, 4K5, 4N4)

  • Ice Lake and Wolfe Lake cleared of downfall. (5/24/21)
  • Trails are mostly snow free with some areas of standing water on the trail. (6/1/21)
  • The Gibbon River Fords are about 2 feet deep and crossable. (5/24/21)
  • Campsites 4G5, 4G6, and 4G7 at Grebe Lake and Wolf Lake are closed. Please review maps of the closure areas.
  • Observation Peak still has a lot of snow at about 8800 feet in evelation, with a cornice at the ridge. Campsite 4P1 is accessible but requires post- holing (7/6/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock

Mary Mountain/Hayden Valley & Cygnet Lakes (4N1, 4N3)

  • The east half of the Mary Mountain trail is open to Mary Lake. The Mary Mountain trail west of Mary Lake is closed until June 15. (5/8/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Solfatara (1K7, 4K1)

  • Solfatara Trail: Conditions unknown. Likely snow free with some wet/muddy areas. (6/1/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.
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Old Faithful Region

Fairy Falls/Mystic Falls/Fountain Flats (OK4, OK5, OK6)

  • Mystic Falls, Fairy Falls, Fairy Creek, Imperial Geyser, and Sentinel Meadow are all open.
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Mallard Creek/Mallard Lake (OK9, OK3)

  • Mallard Creek trail and Mallard Lake trails are open and mostly snow free. (6/1/21)
  • Mallard Creek and Mallard Lake trails are free of downfall. (5/12/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Mary Mountain (OK7)

  • The Mary Mountain trail from the Nez Perce trailhead to Mary Lake (western half) is closed until June 15. Bear Management Areas.
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Summit Lake (9K9,OK4)

  • Summit Lake Trail is open. Conditions unknown. Expect a lot of downed trees and patches of snow in shaded areas. (6/1/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.


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Southeastern Region

Elephant Back, Natural Bridge, Storm Point, Pelican Creek Nature Trail
  • Storm Point has been cleared and is snow-free. (6/1/21)
  • Elephant Back has a few small patches of snow, is mostly dry and is cleared of downed trees. (6/4/21)
  • Natural Bridge Trial is open. (6/8/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock
Nine Mile Trailhead (5K5); Thorofare Trail / Mountain Creek (6K1, 6K2, 6K4, 6K5)
  • Intermittent snow. Heavy downfall. Reported as 75 trees between trailhead and Clear Creek. Creek crossing conditions along the east side of Yellowstone Lake are unknown. Be cautious that streams which are crossable in the morning may rise to unsafe levels by afternoon - don't get caught on the wrong side ofthe stream. (5/23/21)
  • Review Bear Management Area J1 and J2 for travel restrictions currently in effect in the area.
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock
Avalanche Peak
  • Upper elevations of trail have deep snow. Not recommended. (6/1/21)
  • Stock Use: Not suitable for stock (year round)
Yellowstone Lake (5K1, 5K4, 5K6, 7K1)
  • Review Bear Management Area J1 and J2, and lake spawn restrictions.
  • Boating Season is open.
  • Hazard buoys and navigation aids are not yet fully in place. Motorized boaters, it is your responsibility to know where the mileage zones and non-motorized boat zones are, and to abide by the regulations.(6/1/21)
  • Docks have been installed at campsites 7L5, 7L6, and 7M4. (6/3/21)
  • Campsite 7L7 and nearby area is closed. Please view the closure area as closure signs may not be posted. (6/1/21)
  • There is an area closure south of campsite 7N2. Visitors to the South Arm should review the closure area. (6/1/21)
  • High winds are a daily occurrence on the lake, particularly in the afternoon. Canoeists and kayakers are urged to travel close to shore, evaluate conditions, get an early start, and complete open water crossings as quickly as possible.
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock
Heart Lake (8N1) South Boundary Area/Snake River/Two Ocean Plateau (8K7, 8K8, 6K3)
  • Snake River at the South Entrance is deep, swift, and uncrossable. (6/4/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock
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Southwest

Shoshone Lake/Lewis Lake (8K1, 7K2)

  • Boating season is open. Please note all boats on Yellowstone's waters require a boat permit and Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection. For more information visit our boating pages.
  • Lewis River Channel is likely deep, swift and very cold. When pulling boats up the channel, boaters should use caution and be aware that there are areas with deep holes 4-5 feet deep. A wet suit is recommended. Please note: the use of felt soled waderes are not permitted in Yellowstone National Park. (6/1/21)
  • High winds are a daily occurance on the both Lewis and Shoshone Lakes, particularly in the afternoon. Boaters crossing Shoshone Lake should use good judgement to evaluate conditions and cross only at the "narrows".
  • There is a Loon Closure area in the Lewis River channel. The cove near the mouth of the Lewis channel is temporarily closed . Travel up the Lewis river is allowed. Buoys and sings mark the closed area.(5/27/21)
  • North Shore Shoshone Lake trail is wet, withsome patchy snow, but otherwise in good condition. (6/4/21)
  • South Shore Shoshone Lake Trail, and the Shoshone Lake Trail over Grants Pass likely have a few areas of deep snow. (6/4/21)
  • Dogshead and Lewis River Channel trails are mostly snow free and free of downfall (6/14/21)
  • Campsites 8R2, 8S2, and 8Q1 have some standing water in the campsites(6/4/21).

Lone Star Trail (OK1) & Howard Eaton Trail (OK2)

  • Howard Eaton Trailhead to Lone Star Trailhead open and cleared. (5/20/21)
  • Lone Star Trail cleared to campsite OA3. Conditions are still very wet. (6/2/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Bechler Area

  • Grassy Lake Road is now open.(6/11/21)
  • Expect high volumes of mosquitoes and standing water on the meadow sections fo trail (6/14/21)
  • Parking is limited due to construction around the ranger station (6/14/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Bechler Meadows and Falls River area

  • The Bechler Meadows Trail has been cleared to the suspension bridge south of 9B2. (5/23/21)
  • Expect trails across Bechler Meadows to be flooded with large areas of standing water 6inches or more deep. Expect mosquitos.(6/14/21)
  • Bechler Ford at 9M2 is running at 3 ft. or more with strong currents.Crossing not advised (6/14/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Bechler Canyon/Bechler River trail

  • Bechler River is deep, swift, and crossing is not advised. Bechler Canyon, especially past 9B6 , is inaccessible until water levels drop (6/14/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Boundary Creek/Dunanda Falls

  • Trails through the meadows will have 6 inches or more of standing water. River and creek crossings are passable. Expect high levels of mosquitoes. (6/14/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Robinson Creek

  • Expect standing water and overall wet conditions. Not recommended. (6/14/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Union Falls/Mountain Ash Creek

  • Rocky Ford near 9C1 is passable at 2-3ft. Expect strong currents and tricky footing.(6/14/21)
  • Expect standing water and wet trail conditions around Mountain Ash Creek. (6/14/21)
  • Union Falls from Flagg Ranch Road is inaccessible as the Falls River is too deep and swift to cross. (6/14/21)
  • Flagg Ranch Road is open.
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Pitchstone Plateau (8K4)

  • Conditions unknown. Expect much of the trail to be snow covered. (6/1/21)
  • Flagg Ranch side of Grassy Lake Road is closed. Visitor can access the area from the West side of the Grassy Lake Road. (6/9/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.

Beula Lake/South Boundary Trail west (8K5, 8K6)

  • Tanager Lake is closed for wildlife protection.(5/27/21)
  • Conditions unknown (6/1/21)
  • Stock Use: Closed to stock.
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Please email the Central Backcountry Office if you have any questions about specific areas.

 

Last updated: June 14, 2021

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