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Pacific Crest Trail Snow Conditions

Below you will find detailed and current Pacific Crest Trail snow conditions for the entire trail. This is not a 'snow pack' chart. This chart shows 'trail snow'. 'Snow pack' and 'trail snow' can differ significantly. Where the PCT traverses the highest terrain, the PCT snow conditions will almost always exceed snow pack.

Snow pack is not trail snow.

'Snow pack' is determined from relatively few physical snow sensors covering an entire mountain range of which most are not on or near the PCT. For instance, the previous postholer snow page relied on about 2 dozen sensors across thousands of miles of trail. Much of the PCT has no sensors, thus no coverage.

The charts here rely enitrely on remote sensing data from For example, the PCT has 5,300+ data points and the CDT 6,000+. Each trail has a point every half mile/within a half mile of the trail or better. This is a huge improvement in accuracy of PCT snow conditions. These snow graphs allow you to view the PCT in a way no one has before.

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Section detail: Kennedy Meadows to Echo Lake.

6/22/2017 - Kennedy Mdw to Echo Lake - 394.7 miles
Covered by snow: 69.7%, No snow: 30.3%, Above average: 61.4%, Below average: 21.0%, About average: 17.6%
(Average coverage for June 1st is 41%, June 16th is 22%)

PCT Snow Melt: KM to Echo Lake, JMT snow melt: Crabtree Mdw to Tuolumne Mdw, PCT Snow Cover: KM to Echo Lake, JMT snow cover: Crabtree Mdw to Tuolumne Mdw

Pacific Crest Trail Snow Conditions
Click image for larger version or this Large Full Detail Image - Chart updates every 3 or 4 days from Nov 1 to Jul 28.

Sierra Entry Indicator - The SEI is to help you determine what snow conditons are like north of Kennedy Meadow. This looks at hundreds of locations between Kennedy Meadow and Reds Meadow (210 miles) and gets the percent of average snow conditions. The SEI updates from Nov 1 to Apr 1. Last Update: Apr 1, 2017. Trail snow, not snow pack, is %199 of average.

(for entertainment purposes only)

SEI Indicator

April 1st historical links: 2004 :: 2005 :: 2006 :: 2007 :: 2008 :: 2009 :: 2010 :: 2011 :: 2012 :: 2013 :: 2014 :: 2015 :: 2016 :: 2017

Google Trail Map with Snow Overlays: Snow Water Equivalent :: Snow Depth :: Snow Coverage :: 24 Hour Snow Precip :: 24 Hour Non-Snow Precip :: 24 Hour Snow Melt :: 24 Hour Avg Snow Pack Temp :: Snow Density :: 24 Hour SWE Change :: 24 Hour Snow Surface Sublimation :: 24 Hour Blowing Snow Surface Sublimation

For further information visit the Pacific Crest Trail Data Book. You may also want to view the PCT Google Map. View our printed Pacific Crest Trail Maps, books and/or PDF

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Pacific Crest Trail Snow Table, Highest to Lowest Order

This table has locations with SWE ordered from highest to lowest. Only locations with an average SWE greater than 3 inches are shown. Elevations are in feet, other values are inches unless otherwise stated. Click on column heading to sort by that column.

Trail MileJun 22, 2017 - Locations within a mile of measurementSWESWE Avg% SWE AvgElev
1014.6notch on steep wall, Lake/pond, Mono County63.345.014110768
999.6Lake/pond, Lake/pond, campsite58.936.61619454
935.0(no description)57.16.29218996
969.6Smedberg Lake, Smedberg Lake, Lake/pond54.05.110599318
2339.7spur to TH parking, State Hwy 410, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest46.126.71735406
2254.8creeklet, creeklet, spring41.521.91895752
1169.9dirt road, dirt road, dirt road41.18.15078062
1004.6W Fork W Walker River bridge/near tr jct, West Fork West Walker River, Cinko Lake tr jct34.19.23718607
1164.9same road, creek, creeklet to right of trail33.88.83847919
1009.6Pacific Crest Trl, Emmigrant Pass tr jct33.625.213310028
1119.5Richardson Lake, spur trail Richardson Lake, Richardson Lake33.46.45227531
844.6Lake/pond, Evolution Valley, Lake/pond32.85.85669920
2334.7creeklet, Anderson Lake, campsite31.229.41065393
2544.8(no description)31.126.51174995
1039.6E Fork Wolf Crk, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Middle Fork Wolf Crk31.08.93488342
2249.8spur trail to pond/meadow, Stagman Ridge/Rd 120 tr jct28.917.91615606
1024.6Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest28.911.02639286
959.5Spiller Creek28.814.71968858
1834.8creeklet, creeklet, Trapper Creek28.67.33925978
2559.6rocky area, round Sitting Bull Mt28.118.21545104
1854.8Klamath County28.05.84836207
2259.8spur trail to crk, Killen Creek, Lake/pond27.818.91475925
1084.5Eldorado National Forest, Schneider Camp tr jct, Schneider Camp/17E16 tr jct27.412.42218974
2224.8Placid Lake tr jct, campsite, Lake/pond26.415.61695014
994.6Lake/pond, Lake/pond, S end of Grace Meadow25.07.83218663
1109.5Fontanillis Lake, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Lake/pond24.04.15858273
2624.7pass above Benson Crk, Buffalo Pass23.723.9996687
1904.7creeklet, Lake/pond, Lake/pond22.510.92066003
2109.9Salmon River, unsigned trail crossing, camp sites22.411.71915987
1844.8Sphagnum Bog tr jct21.97.72846032
1074.6Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Forestdale Crk21.85.44048451
2539.8(no description)21.421.6994772
1909.7Deschutes National Forest, creeklet20.817.01226948
2314.7Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Lake/pond20.520.8995522
2239.8old dirt road, Trout Lake Creek, North Fork Trout Lake Creek19.48.02433759
839.6Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Evolution Creek17.95.930311262
1174.9Nevada County, trail skirts edge of road, join jeep road17.67.72297974
964.6Matterhorn Creek, Matterhorn Cyn/Burro Pass tr jct17.05.72988441
1034.6Spring, old fence line, Golden Canyon16.211.41429178
1849.8possible water cache, Crater Lake Hwy N, Hiker/Equestrian/Rim tr jct15.327.6556465
2629.8Devils Backbone/NE ridge, Nat For Dev Rd 2000, Jim Pass15.224.5626198
1969.6Koosah Mtn15.010.41446424
1129.5(no description)15.09.61567822
2534.8Fire Creek Pass, Mica Lake, Fire Crk Pass14.716.5895821
2329.7campsite, Yakima County, campsite14.725.5585646
1944.7Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Lake/pond14.58.61695703
2304.7Yakima County, Shoe Lake tr jct, campsite14.525.9566542
2244.8Nat For Dev Rd 521, creek, campsite14.418.1804052
2274.8spur to ridge top camping, Lake/pond, pond14.115.5915586
2354.7campsite, Arch Rock tr jct13.714.5946052
2359.7creeklet, Pierce County, Yakima County13.610.71275032
2524.7Baekos Creek, White Chuck River13.615.2893944
1029.6Stanislaus National Forest, Boulder Lake tr jct13.55.72378767
2319.7Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Lake/pond12.718.1705045
2214.8small meadow, Sheep Lakes, Indian Heaven Wilderness12.27.21694149
954.5Cold Canyon, Cold Canyon11.99.41278708
1949.7near Cougar Flat, Cougar Flat, Spring11.97.61575856
1959.6Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Lake/pond11.73.53345549
2604.7(no description)11.77.41585381
2219.8Lake Sebago, Lake/pond, Blue Lake11.310.31104715
2229.8dirt road, dirt road, Trout Lake11.29.21224276
2114.9Lost Creek, Lost Creek, Lost Creek10.35.81785417
2619.5near road 500, gap9.618.3526598
1019.6to parking area, cross paved access road, Sonora Pass/Kennedy Mdw North9.514.9649651
2309.7creek, Goat Rocks Wilderness, South Fork Clear Creek9.17.81174905
2234.8creek, spring, creeklets7.98.3954047
904.5Ansel Adams Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness, Crater Creek7.69.8788661
1209.9dirt road, dirt road, trail to Deer Lake7.14.81487466
2404.6campsite, other, Olallie Crk7.013.3533658
834.6Middle Fork Kings River, Lake/pond, Lake/pond6.74.614611126
1934.7Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Lake/pond6.78.0846323
2349.7campsite, Norse Peak tr jct, Basin Lakes tr jct6.314.2446355
1179.9Mule Ears Crk6.36.01057675
2474.5Chelan County, creeklet, creeklet5.812.0484640
919.5(no description)5.54.51229625
1894.7Cowhorn Traverse tr jct, campsite, Klamath County4.812.3397055
2554.5near Buck Crk Pass tr jct, Snohomish County, Miners Creek4.612.5374570
1964.6Deschutes National Forest, Elk Lake Resort, Deschutes County4.55.1885297
1879.7Douglas County4.26.4666681
1824.8(no description)3.74.5826446
1044.6Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Bull Cyn tr jct, Noble Canyon3.310.8319310
1049.6Ebbets Pass tr jct, State Hwy 4, Lake/pond3.23.4948731
2644.9Hopkins Pass2.89.5295909
1939.7(no description)2.39.6245984
1809.8campsite, creeklet, campsite2.09.7216726
2294.8Elk Pass, Coyote tr jct, creek1.718.896661
1159.9dirt road, creek, Upper Castle Creek1.54.8317404
989.6Lake/pond, Jack Main Cyn South tr jct, Falls Creek1.04.1248080
1839.8S Fork Copeland Crk, South Fork Copeland Creek, Bybee Crk tr jct0.97.5125452
2344.7Pierce County, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Bear Gap0.812.075944
2529.8Glacier Creek, Glacier Ridge Tr Jct0.33.685526
1974.6creeklet, water, campsite0.13.935937
1274.8Gold Lake tr jct, Silver Lake tr jct, Bucks Lake tr jct0.03.606840
1354.7Kings Crk Mdw/Bench Lake/Falls tr jct, Shasta County0.05.506241
1994.6Lake/pond, N Mathieu Lake tr jct, Lake/pond0.03.205410
2394.6old dirt road, spring, dirt road0.03.903804
2634.9Whatcom County, Holman Pass0.012.005499
1089.5creek, near tr jct N of Benwood Meadow, Eldorado National Forest0.03.307576
1569.5Trinity Alps Wilderness, Siskiyou County0.03.206438
2049.5Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Lake/pond0.08.406391
2289.8Bypass tr jct, spring near small meadow, spring0.03.905979
1304.8unknown tr jct, Butte County0.03.106639
1704.8Klamath National Forest, Sheep Camp Spring, campsite0.06.106867
1864.8Mt Thielsen tr jct0.012.507265
2104.9Hwy 35 Barlow Pass to I-84 Cascade Locks, Old Hwy 35 TH, Barlow Rd0.05.104160
2264.8Lava Spring, Mount Adams Wilderness, creek0.04.904519
2424.5campsite, campsite, campsite0.04.905070
2504.8Saddle Gap, Saddle Gap, Pass Creek0.09.905054
1359.8Horseshoe Lake tr jct, slow moving creeklet, Swan Lake0.04.906687
2399.6Yakima Pass, Twilight Lake, Twilight Lake outlet0.08.303661
2480.0creeklet, power lines, creeklet0.07.204576
2639.9Woody Pass, Trail 473 tr jct0.08.106681
1094.6spring, creeklet, Pacific Crest Trl0.03.007479
1575.0standing water, campsite, Marshy Lake/E Boulder Lake tr jct0.06.207064
2055.0Many Lakes Viewpoint, Lake/pond, Jefferson County0.06.305676
2374.6Blowout Mtn tr jct, campsite, campsite0.04.105231
2454.5(no description)0.010.805088
2615.0Pacific Crest Trail 2000, crest, Grasshopper Pass0.04.106772
1150.0(no description)0.08.908113
1229.93 point dirt road jct, Johnsville Mc Crea Rd, East Hapkins Seep0.03.606482
1309.8near pond, view Lassen Pk/Peek of Mt Shasta, Butte County High Point tr jct0.05.807014
1709.8Spring, old jeep road, Spring0.03.106460
1869.8Howlock Mtn/Diamond Lake tr jct0.014.507124
2029.5Swallow Lake/Shirley Lake tr jct0.03.706444
2429.6swampy area, swampy area, spring0.04.903253
2509.9Lake Sally Ann, Cady Ridge tr jct, Snohomish County0.013.105611
1524.6campsite, Soapstone tr jct0.03.906292
2324.7Lake/pond, Carlton Crk tr jct, Fish Lake0.08.104157
2564.6near Hemlock Camp, South Fork Agnes Creek0.04.103374
1339.8Tehama County, dirt road, dirt road0.03.205727
1580.0Mavis Lake tr jct, Siskiyou County, Trinity County0.05.407148
1979.6Reese Lake, Separation Creek, Foley Ridge tr jct0.06.106503
2299.7creeklet, creeklet, creeklet0.08.604883
2459.5creek, spring, spring0.016.503955
1874.8(no description)0.07.906844
2034.5Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Shale Lake0.03.605742
2594.6State Hwy 20, Hwy 20 Rainy Pass to Canadian Border, Skagit County0.04.804878
1529.6Trinity County0.04.606750
2489.6Smith Brook, Union Gap, Snohomish County0.07.804835
945.0dirt road jct, Soda Springs spur, Soda Springs0.03.508603
1104.5Gilmore Lake tr jct, water & camp site, Half Moon Lake tr jct0.05.308326
1264.8Big Creek Rd, Quincy, spring0.03.805512
1585.0campsite, Trinity Alps Wilderness, South Fork Lakes tr jct0.03.005977
2384.6Kittitas County, near end of old dirt road, King County0.03.704628
2464.5Deception Lakes outlet, Deception Crk tr jct, Deception Lakes0.013.805056
2279.8Lake/pond, Lake/pond, Walupt Lake tr jct0.010.105001
2439.5creeklet, campsite, campsite0.019.705427
2519.6Red Pass, Red Pass, White Chuck River0.015.806426
1135.0Alpine Meadows Ski Area, S ridge of Ward Peak0.04.608390
2414.6campsite, campsite, Kendall Peak0.04.304851
2494.7near Glasses Lake spur, crest, Snohomish County0.07.705110
950.0Yosemite Valley/McGee Lake tr jct, Tuolumne River, Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp tr jct0.06.807977
1349.7Lassen National Forest, Willow Creek, spring0.05.505924
1829.8Union Peak tr jct0.06.806234
1989.6Scott Lake TH tr jct, Spring0.011.806277
2389.6Nat For Dev Rd 154, power lines, dirt road0.03.804008
2469.5creeklet, Surprise Crk tr jct, Lake/pond0.09.904779
924.5Madera County, JMT/PCT jct, Thousand Island Lake0.05.4010102
1324.8Buck Mtn tr jct, Plumas County, Tehama County0.04.007586
1804.92014 790 Fire, nice view of Klamath Falls, Divide Trail tr jct0.03.606788
2124.9Top Spur tr jct, Mount Hood Wilderness, Clackamas County0.04.104249
2284.8Walupt Creek, spur to Sheep Lake, Sheep Lake0.012.605673
2444.5spring, spring, spring0.04.003358
1539.5Trinity County0.03.407636
2019.5Linn County0.05.306293
2419.6campsite, campsite, campsite0.015.405069
2499.8Top Lake tr jct, Lake/pond, Wenatchee Pass0.05.904520

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