In September 2011, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was badly damaged by a fire in the Tehachapi area. The damage was so severe that land managers closed the trail for rehabilitation and recovery. This past January, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reopened the section of the PCT from Highway 58 south to the junction with the Los Angeles Aqueduct near Rosamond Blvd. The Ridgecrest Field Office has work very hard to remove damaged trees and repair eroded trails that are hazardous to the safety of visitors. Damaged trail signs have also been replace so as to better guide PCT users to where they want to go.
For more information, please contact the BLM Ridgecrest Field Office.