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COVID-19 Park and Trail Closures

Park and Trail Closures due to the Coronavirus

Park and Trail Closures due to the Coronavirus

A few weeks ago I was planning my training hikes for my Mount Rainier climb. Now I’m hunkered down and my “hikes” are limited to walking the dogs in the neighborhood streets. We don’t live near any trails, so that will have to suffice for now. The spread of COVID-19 have resulted in restriction of “non-essential travel” in many areas. These restrictions will likely tighten as the number of cases continues to grow, and then loosen slowly somewhere on the other side of the curve.

If you are fortunate to live near a park or trail that you can walk to and remains open, you can hike but only if you are able to maintain 6-feet of social distance. If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home.

These are the parks and trails that have been closed due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic as of March 27, 2020. We will be updating this list regularly, with links to the sources.



Group gatherings of any size are strictly prohibited everywhere in the state. Some trail areas remain open to hiking, some are walk-up only with parking now closed.

Alameda County / Contra Costa County

Los Angeles County

Marin County

Orange County

Riverside County

San Diego County

County Parks and Preserves remain open for hiking. They are closed for camping or other activities.

  • Annie’s Canyon Trail at San Elijo Lagoon, and Clemmens Lane is closed.
  • San Diego city-owned beaches, parks and trails are closed. This includes Mission Trails Regional Park and Mt Woodson (complete list).
  • San Dieguito River Park is closed until further notice.
  • Cleveland National Forest:
  • City of Carlsbad parks, trails and beaches are closed.
  • Fallbrook: The Wildlands Conservancy has closed the Santa Margarita Trails.
  • Hot Springs Mountain: Los Coyotes Tribal Council has declared a state of emergency on the reservation. They have closed the reservation to the public. No hiking is permitted unless you are a tribal member on the reservation.
  • Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is closed until further notice.


  • Colorado State Parks remain open, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will close all playgrounds, campgrounds, dispersed camping and camping facilities (including yurts and cabins) at Colorado’s state parks as well as camping at State Wildlife Areas effective Thursday, March 26 until further notice.


  • Oregon State Parks: All trails closed until further notice




Thanks to Nick Gee and Karl Doll for contributing to this list.

If you have additions or corrections, please leave a comment below. 

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