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California Desert District
Release Date: 09/07/11
Contacts: David Briery, (951) 697-5220    
News Release No. CA-CDD-11-75

Canyon Fire Forces 30-Mile Temporary Closure of Pacific Crest Trail

The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed approximately 30 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail because of the Canyon Fire in the Tehachapi area of northeastern Kern County.  The trail is closed from Highway 58 south to the connection with the Los Angeles Aqueduct just north of Rosamond Boulevard about 15 miles west of Highway 14 in Rosamond, Calif.

This closure was issued to provide firefighter and public safety by restricting entry into an area that may be congested with firefighters and firefighting equipment.  Only federal, state, or local officers engaged in fire, emergency, or law enforcement will be allowed on the trail until further notice.  Violation of Title 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 8364.1 is punishable by fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months.

A map of the affected area is available at the following link:, or may be reviewed at the BLM Ridgecrest Field Office, 300 S. Richmond Rd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555 or the Jawbone Visitor Station, 28111 Jawbone Canyon Rd., Cantil, CA 93518.


California Desert District   22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos      Moreno Valley, CA 92553  

Last updated: 09-07-2011