Category Archives: Closures

Sequoia NF Closes Trails within Golden Trout Wilderness

On February 16, 2021, a Forest Order went into effect closing many of the roads and trails within the Castle Fire (part of the SQF Complex). This order carries out through the end of December, 2021. As seen in the … Continue reading

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Golden Trout Wilderness Closes due to SQF Complex

Official release notice of closure and fines for violating the closure order. Essentially the GTW is closed! Read an excerpt below. It is encouraged to read the full order and see a high quality map at this link FOREST ORDER … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Castle Fire Grows, Evacs, & Closures

The Castle Fire continues to grow and is up to 5,000 acres! This has prompted voluntary evacuation notices for some mountain communities as well as a pending closure for the Golden Trout Wilderness. Read below the official announcement. The Castle … Continue reading

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Quick Update on Wildfires

Fire Size: The Castle Fire is now 3800 acres in size. Shotgun Fire remains at 200 acres right now. Closures in effect or planned: Jerkey Meadow Trailhead, Forks of the Kern Trailhead, Trails past Stockbridge to Trout Meadow, Trails from … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Castle Grows and Another One Discovered

While out on the Castle Fire, aircraft caught a glimpse of another one burning further to the north. It is rather small in comparison to the Castle Fire. Here is what has been officially posted. The Castle Fire burned past … Continue reading

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General Updates for SNP, SQF, and INF

There are some official updates regarding obtaining a wilderness permit for the GTW due to the COVID-19 issue. Here is an excerpt below from the Sequoia National Forest (SQF). 2020 Golden Trout Wilderness Permits¬†–¬†Under current circumstances with COVID-19, the Sequoia … Continue reading

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Roads are Closing

It is that time of year again where access to many trailheads begin to close down due to winter conditions. The recent winter storm has dropped several inches of snow across the Sierra Nevada. Currently access to the Golden Trout … Continue reading

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Remaining Roads are Still Closed

The 4th of July weekend is the second “busiest” weekend for outdoor activities, especially related to camping/hiking in National Forests. Many of you are probably itching to get out to the Summit Trailhead or even Clicks Creek Trailhead. Unfortunately you’ll … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Jordan Fire Grows

The Jordan Fire grows to over 580 acres. This has resulted into trail closures that are near the area. See the image below for closures and descriptions. Following the trail closures, the official announcement and current status report is available. … Continue reading

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Sherman Pass Temporary Closure

Now that the date is only 10 days away, here is an important news update regarding the Sherman Pass road. If you plan to do some fall backpacking in the Golden Trout Wilderness and will be using the Sherman Pass … Continue reading

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