Previous closure of the Pacific Crest Trail due to Valley Fire lifted


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office

Media Contact:

Michelle Van Der Linden

Hikers on a desert trail. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM.MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office has rescinded a closure order restricting access to a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail managed by the BLM in the vicinity of the Valley Fire in the Lawson Valley and Japatul areas in San Diego County. The Valley Fire burned approximately 17,100 acres and is 95 percent contained.

The closure restricted access to approximately 10.5 miles of trail between Highway 94, near the community of Campo, CA, and the Cleveland National Forest boundary on Hauser Mountain in San Diego County. The public can now traverse this portion of the Pacific Crest Trail managed by the BLM. All other closure orders and fire prevention orders not specifically rescinded remain in effect. 

An interactive map and listing of fire restrictions throughout BLM California are available at To learn how you can do your part to prevent wildland fires visit

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.